Dua Zahra’s father approaches Supreme Court docket in opposition to SHC verdict

Mehdi Kazmi (L) and Dua Zahra. — PPI/Screengrab from interview

Mehdi Kazmi, who’s Dua Zahra’s father, Saturday filed a petition within the Supreme Court docket in opposition to  Sindh Excessive Court docket (SHC’s) determination that allowed his daughter  —  who had mysteriously gone lacking from Karachi in April however later declared that she had run away from her dwelling to marry 21-year-old Zaheer Ahmed — to determine the place she desires to go, together with her mother and father or husband.

In his petition, Kazmi pleaded to the Supreme Court docket for an instantaneous listening to of the case and known as the SHC’s determination defective. 

The petition additionally acknowledged: “The medical data revealed Dua’s age to be 17. In line with Nationwide Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and tutorial paperwork, she is 14 years previous.”

On June 8, the SHC allowed Dua to determine if she desires to go together with her mother and father or her husband. “In mild of all of the proof, this isn’t a case of kidnapping,” mentioned the three-page written order by Justice Junaid Ghaffar.

“…the alleged/minor Dua E Zahra Kazmi, pursuant to her assertion on Oath and Age Certificates is ready at liberty to determine as to whom she intends to reside and go alongside,” the order learn.

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