Dua Zahra was finally apprehended by Punjab police in the Chishtian area of Bahawalnagar.
Following the completion of legal formalities, the couple will be brought to Karachi.
The CIA police recovered the couple from a lawyer’s home.
LAHORE: The Punjab police have finally recovered Dua Zahra, the 14-year-old girl who mysteriously went missing from Karachi in April but later declared that she had run away from her home to marry 21-year-old Zaheer Ahmed, from the Chishtian area of Bahawalnagar, it was revealed on Sunday.
According to SSP Zubair Nazir Sheikh of the Anti-Violent Crime Cell, Dua Zahra and her husband Zaheer Ahmed have been taken into protective custody. The CIA police recovered the couple from a lawyer’s home.
Dua has been found after going missing from Karachi for over a month and a half.
Meanwhile, a Punjab police spokesperson stated that Dua Zahra and her husband, Zaheer Ahmed, have been transferred to Karachi to continue the legal process in the case.
In order to put pressure on Zaheer Ahmed, the police in Karachi have already put all of his family members in jail.
Dua Zahra’s family reported that she had been kidnapped on April 16, but she later told the internet that she was married to Zaheer Ahmed.
The mother-in-law of Dua Zahra wants justice.
The mother-in-law of Dua Zahra has asked the prime minister and the chief minister of Punjab to help the couple.
In a video statement, she said that they were scared and came here to feel safe. She said that Zahra and Zaheer Ahmed were taken away by the police.
“My daughter’s name is Dua Zahra,” the woman said. “She wasn’t kidnapped, and she came here on her own,” she added. Dua’s mother-in-law said that Dua wouldn’t go back to her parents’ house when they tried. Because of this, they had to get married in front of the Supreme Court.
The IG of Sindh has been told to go back to his job by the Supreme Court.
After Kamran Fazal and Dua Zahra didn’t show up in court with him on May 30, the Sindh High Court (SHC) told the Establishment Division to move him to a new job.
Mehdi Ali Kazmi, the girl’s father, asked the court to look into his case. A two-person panel led by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro got back to work on the case.
The police officer was punished because they failed to find Dua Zahra, a 14-year-old girl who went missing in Karachi in April but said she ran away from home to marry Zaheer Ahmed, 21. The judge asked the Establishment Division for their opinion on whether Kamran Fazal is qualified for the job.
“It would be better to let the government handle it,” the judge said.
The judge didn’t accept the IG Sindh’s report because the police officer gave a report that wasn’t true.
The SHC told the government to hire a “competent” officer for the job and gave Fazal a “show-cause” notice because he was “unwilling” to do his job in the case.
It is important to note that Mushtaq Mahar was fired on May 18, and Dr. Kamran Fazal, an officer in the Pakistan Police Service (BS-21), was named Sindh police chief.
“In a clear example of such cruel behaviour, the court told the IG Sindh to work with them and find the child.” The court order said, “On May 24, 2022, the IG showed up in court and told a pretty far-fetched story about how a mobile signal, supposedly from one of the kidnappers, was being tracked all over the country, through Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Azad Kashmir, but no effort was made to find/recover the child.”
It was also noted that, even though no real effort had been made to get the child back, the court was patient and believed the IG when he said the child would be back before the next date.
“Despite being told directly more than once to do his job, the IG Police, Kamran Fazal, still doesn’t seem to want to do it,” the report said.
The judge asked Fazal to say why the case shouldn’t go forward. The SHC also told Fazal to bring his affidavit to the next hearing and show up in person.
“We think it’s best to leave it up to the executive to figure out how his ability to do his job should be defined.” The order said, “The Secretary Establishment Division is told to look into this right away and decide in a reasonable amount of time if an investigation is needed to decide if Kamran Fazal is fit to hold a position of responsibility that affects the lives and freedom of citizens.”
In the meantime, the court said that the IG Sindh’s job could be given to a “efficient” officer right away, and that the officer would be told to bring the missing child to the next court date.
The SHC has told the Ministry of the Interior to help with the recovery. Zahra
On May 25, the SHC told the federal interior secretary to tell all relevant law enforcement agencies to help Sindh police find Dua Zahra, an alleged underage girl who went missing from Karachi last month and was later found to have married a man in Punjab.
As part of the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act, Dua’s father asked for her to be found and for her marriage to be cancelled. A division bench of the SHC, led by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro, questioned the Sindh police chief about why the missing girl had not been found and brought back to court despite court orders.
The IGP says that Dua and her husband were recently found in Balakot, Mansehra. However, when police teams arrived, the couple had already left, and they were later found in Azad Kashmir.
Dua’s recovery was also updated by the IGP and the DIG of the Criminal Investigation Agency. The high court said that despite repeated court orders, nothing had been done, and that the police had been looking for them in Punjab, KP, and Azad Kashmir based on the mobile phone signals of the girl’s “spouse.”