KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday resumed the case of Karachi’s missing teenager Dua Zehra and ordered Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to prevent the girl from being taken abroad.
At the outset of the hearing, IG Police Ghulam Nabi Memon informed the court that he has taken the office yesterday and has some significant reports in regards to the case.
The justice inquired about the failure to present the teenager in court to which he was informed that 16 suspects were arrested in this regard.
Irked over the failure of the police, Justice Iqbal Kulhoro remarked that the case seemingly is of human trafficking and made it clear that the court wants the girl to present her statement before the court.
“The hearing to be continued till the girl will be presented in the court,” he added determinedly.
IG Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon assured the court that no stone would be left unturned in locating the girl adding that he would strive hard with honesty to present Dua before the court.
SHC directed the federation and the FIA to be parties in the case with an order for DG FIA to monitor the case and scrutinize the situation at the borders.
Not only this, SHC ordered FIA to prevent the trafficking of Dua Zehra while NADRA was instructed to block the national identity cards (NICs) of the named suspects in the case.
Dua Zehra’s father Mehdi Kazmi also pleaded with the court that the family has hopes only with SHC and needs dire support.
“We have been worried for a long, please do something in this regard,” the distressed father added.
Notably, Dua Zehra went missing from Karachi in April later to be found married to Lahore’s resident Zaheer Ahmed.
The couple claimed to have tied the knot being 18-year-old, however, the girl’s family maintained that the Dua’s age is 14.
The case took a turn for worse when a video message surfaced on social media shared by Dua blaming her family for ruining her happiness and spurring their claims of her being underage.
Courtesy Bol News