Dua produced before medical board for age redetermination

KARACHI: Karachi teenage girl who contracted marriage of free will was Saturday produced before the medical board for determination of her age.

Police shifted Dua Zehra to Karachi from Lahore. Her husband Zaheer Ahmad also reached Karachi. The medical board conducted different tests of Dua including her teeth X-Ray, blood tests, body examination and other tests. The report of these tests is expected to be completed in 3-4 days.

The Sindh High Court on June 6 ordered a medical test of Dua who made a free will marriage with Zaheer in Punjab. Her parents claimed that she was even below 14 at the time of her marriage. On the SHC order, the Civil Hospital, Karachi had conducted her test which verified that the girl’s age was between 16 to 17. The Sindh Health Department has constituted the largest-ever medical board, consisting of 10 experts, to ascertain the age of Dua Zehra.

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