Dua Zehra course of events: A complicated instance of supposed hijacking versus lawful marriage

This document photograph shows Dua Zehra being brought to the Sindh High Court by police. — The Okara TimesTV/File

The adventure of Dua Zehra, a Karachi young lady who was accounted for captured in April and later found to have purportedly run off in Punjab, has fuelled extraordinary public premium.

The supposed snatching and elopement of the young lady — whose guardians demand is a minor — prompted a commotion via virtual entertainment and the twisting excursion in courts spreading over two territories became feed for TV talking heads and web-based entertainment savants.Here, we check out at the improvements of the case throughout the course of recent months:

April 16, 2022: Dua is accounted for abducted from Karachi’s Malir region when she left her home to toss trash. The FIR is documented by Dua’s folks that very day.

April 20, 2022: Karachi police boss Ghulam Nabi Memon comprises three exceptional groups to follow the young lady. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah additionally pays heed to the case after shock via web-based entertainment.

April 23, 2022: Police specialists look for specialized help from insight organizations for the young lady’s recuperation.

April 25, 2022: Sindh CM says examiners have followed the area of the young lady, yet keeps up with mystery for protection reasons. In the interim, a police proclamation likewise surfaces that very day, guaranteeing Dua wedded voluntarily.

April 26, 2022: Dua is created before a legal judge at Lahore’s Model Town Courts, where she said she had readily gone into a marriage with a kid, Zaheer Ahmad, from Lahore. Considering her declaration, the justice permitted her to go with him. Prior that day, she and Zaheer were recuperated from Okara and gave over to the Lahore police.

May 7, 2022: Karachi police issues interval challan against four suspects, including Zaheer and three others present at the hour of the solemnisation of the marriage. They were accused of snatching, assault, and constrained marriage.

May 8, 2022: Dua’s dad Mehdi Ali Kazmi moves to Sindh High Court to record a request looking for a finish to the marriage, it is underage to say his little girl.

May 11, 2022: SHC orders specialists remembering the Sindh examiner general to document remarks for the case till May 19.

May 20, 2022: Sindh Police look for Dua’s clinical assessment, however the legal justice in Lahore excuses their request.

May 24, 2022: SHC guides the inside secretary to assist the method involved with tracking down Dua and requests that specialists produce the “stole” young lady by May 30.

May 28, 2022: SHC seat communicates its anxiety on the snail-paced examination and cautions the Sindh reviewer general police and other police authorities of activity in the event that Dua was not introduced before the court in two days or less.

May 31, 2022: IGP Sindh is sent a show-cause notice for not “respecting” court orders on recuperating Dua. The SHC seat additionally gave requests to introduce the stole young lady before them no later than June 3.

June 5, 2022: Lahore police recuperate Dua and her supposed spouse Zaheer from Bahawalnagar, and hand them over to the Sindh police who carry the couple to Karachi for preliminary in the SHC.

June 6, 2022: Sindh police produce Dua and her supposed spouse Zaheer in the SHC, and the court orders that the young lady be taken to a safe house home for clinical trials to decide her age. In the mean time, Dua additionally keeps her assertion before the SHC seat, ” I was not hijacked. I wedded Zaheer of my choice and need to live with him”.

June 8, 2022: In a last decision working on it, the SHC orders that the young lady is allowed to determine her destiny and has the independence to decide to live with whoever she needs. The court likewise requested that the proof doesn’t fit the bill for this to be a grabbing case.

June 16, 2022: Sindh police ask the SHC to drop the FIR on Dua’s case and permit exoneration of Ghulam Mustafa and Ali Asghar, as the decision opposes abducting charges.

June 18, 2022: Dua’s dad moves toward the Supreme Court to challenge SHC’s decision for the situation.

June 23, 2022: after five days, the Supreme Court discards Dua’s dad’s request after he pulls out it. Kazmi’s legal counselor says they will currently move toward the high court for the constitution of a clinical board, and furthermore a family court to challenge the nikahnama.

June 25, 2022: Karachi court orders Sindh police to proceed with examination to decide Dua’s age, following which a 10-part clinical board is comprised for this reason.

June 28, 2022: Dua’s dad moves a region and meetings court looking for substitution of the examining official of the case, contends that he is clearly researching the matter in a one-sided way.

June 29, 2022: First gathering of 10-part clinical board to determine Dua’s age held. Nonetheless, the young lady doesn’t show up before it.

July 2, 2022: Dua is introduced before the clinical board comprised to decide her age.

July 3, 2022: Karachi court excuses supplication looking for expulsion of the examining official for the situation.

July 4, 2022: Medical board finishes up Dua’s general age is between 15-16 years. Her dad’s legal counselor says the young lady’s assertions and a previous clinical report which guaranteed she was 17 old enough have been discredited.

July 6: The Sindh High Court issues notification to the inside service, commonplace home division, police and others on a request recorded by the dad of Dua, looking for her guardianship.

July 7: The Lahore High Court awards break defensive bail to Zaheer.

July 14: A meetings court in Karachi decides that a nikah khawan (marriage enlistment center) shouldn’t just acknowledge oral passages with respect to the age of a lady of the hour and lucky man, however ought to likewise check a bona fide official narrative verification of their age.

July 16: In an emotional turn, police illuminates a meetings court in Karachi that 24 people, including Zaheer, had been tracked down engaged with snatching her from Karachi and moving her to Punjab, where they solemnized the unlawful youngster marriage.

July 19: A region and meetings court in Lahore sends Dua to Darul Aman (cover home) at her solicitation, while around the same time, a meetings court in Karachi orders evacuation of examination official as it hears a supplication recorded by Dua’s dad.

July 23: A legal justice in Lahore permits the Sindh police to bring the guardianship of Dua from cover back home and securely produce her under the watchful eye of a preliminary court of Karachi.

July 24: Dua was taken back to Karachi and put to a kid security focus in the city.

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