‘Missing’ girl recovered, SHC told – 17 Jul 2022

KARACHI: Police have informed the Sindh High Court that an underage missing girl had been recovered and the person whom she married had been sent to jail.

The mother of Omaima had approached the SHC stating that her daughter went missing on March 28 as she left her house in Feeral B. Area to visit market, but did not return.

Later, police registered a case under Section 365-B of the Pakistan Penal Code about her abduction at the Azizabad police station. When the petition came up for hearing before a two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro, police officials informed it that they arrested Mohammad Nadeem alias Zain, the alleged husband of the girl, and recovered the abductee.

Police in the report further submitted that the girl was not an adult as her age is 15 and thus relevant Sections of the Sindh Child Marriage Restrain Act 2013 had also been incorporated in the FIR.

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