SHC allows Dua Zehra to decide who she wants to stay with

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The Sindh High Court on Wednesday ruled that Dua Zehra — the teenage girl who was reported missing from Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony on April 16 and was recovered from Bahawalnagar on June 5 — is free to decide her fate.

Dua’s parents had lodged a case in Karachi on April 16, alleging that their underage daughter was kidnapped.

Zehra, however, denied to reporters that she was kidnapped and alleged that her parents were lying about her age as she was 18 years old.

On Sunday, Dua and Zaheer were recovered from Chishtian, Bahawalnagar, and brought to Karachi. Dua Zehra and Zaheer Ahmed appeared before the court on Wednesday.

The court ruled in its written order that the girl could stay with whomever she wanted to stay with. “She is completely free,” the judgment reads. In the light of evidence furnished, it does not warrant a case of kidnapping, the court ruled. The SHC directed the investigating officer of the case to submit a supplementary challan of the case before the court.

 

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