Dua Zahra to be produced before the Medical Board in Karachi today

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KARACHI: In compliance with a court order, teenager Dua Zahra – who mysteriously went missing from Karachi in April but later announced she had fled her home to marry 21-year-old Zaheer Ahmed – was arrested. to be produced before the Medical Board. in Karachi to determine his real age.

Last week a District East Judicial Magistrate had given the health secretary seven days to decide on Kazmi’s application for constitution of a medical board to determine the age of his daughter as he insisted that she was a minor. .

Professor Saba Sohail, Principal, Dow Medical College, Karachi has been appointed as the head of the panel, which includes Dr Sikandar Rafique Qureshi, Head of Radiology Department at Lyari General Hospital, Consultant Radiologist Dr Rani and seven others. Medical expert as its member.

A day earlier, the Karachi police team probing Dua Zahra’s case had reached Lahore to bring her back so that her age could be ascertained.

According to police officials, Dua Zahra has been shifted to Karachi by a special police team. In Karachi, the Police’s Anti-Violence Crime Cell (AVCC) has taken Zahra into custody and will be produced before the medical board shortly.

Her husband Zaheer Ahmed has also reached Karachi himself. Police officials said that Zaheer Ahmed, however, would not be allowed to approach the medical board.

Sources with knowledge of the matter said that various tests, X-rays and a fresh bone test will be done to determine his real age.