Pakistan

Sindh High Court temporarily hands over Dua Zahra to her parents

Karachi: The Sindh High Court has temporarily handed over Dua Zahra to her parents in an alleged abduction case on Friday. 

In the case related to the alleged abduction of a minor girl, the custody case by the parents was heard in the Sindh High Court. During the hearing, the lawyer of Zaheer Ahmad told the court that this application was inadmissible and the judicial magistrate had already rejected the application related to the custody of the girl. The petition was also pending with the trial court and the petitioner still had the relevant forum, he pleaded. 

During the hearing, Justice Kalhoro asked the girl whether she wants to stay at the shelter home or with her parents. The 14-year-old replied to the judge that “she wants to go to her parents’ home and stay with them”.

To this, Zaheer’s lawyer urged the court to stop the Karachi girl from going abroad.

At this, the SHC handed over the temporary custody of the girl to her parents against surety bonds worth Rs1 million.

The court disposed of the petition and handed over the case to trial court to decide on permanent custody of the Karachi girl.

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