The twists and turns of Dua Zehra’s lawsuit against her father Mehdi Kazmi have shocked the country. Things have been unusual and curious ever since Dua vanished from her home in April and then reappeared as a married woman to Zaheer Ahmed, a 21-year-old man, and the court struggle between Dua and her parents ensued.
Dua Zehra Case
A prior ruling by the Sindh High Court deemed Dua’s marriage lawful and allowed her to move in with her spouse. Due to an order from the Sindh High Court, a medical test was conducted to ascertain Dua’s age, which came back at 17 years old. Official records, on the other hand, place her age as 14. Dua’s father had taken his case to Pakistan’s Supreme Court.
Earlier today, a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court deferred judgement on the question of whether someone other than a woman may dispute a marriage in court. This can’t be done even by her father. They inquired as to Mehdi Kazmi’s desires. According to him, the Sindh High Court’s decision should be reversed so that he may have his daughter live with him again.
Mehdi Kazmi’s attorney dropped their appeal only moments before the decision could be revealed. However, the Supreme Court has ruled that this matter does not come within their jurisdiction and that the medical board that decided Dua’s age should be contested in Sindh High Court. After the investigation was completed, Dua was offered the option of relocating with either her parents or her husband, and she chose the latter.
Now that the judgement has been delivered, the public is once again split:
Jibran Nasir also revealed the course of action that Dua’s father will pursue in the future:
Jibran Nasir Press Briefing