Police restrained from harassing Dua`s in-laws – 11 Jun 2022

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday restrained police from causing any harassment to the inlaws of Syeda Dua Zohra Kazmi, the Karachi girl who contracted marriage against the will of her family.

Earlier, SSP Investigation Imran Kishwar produced the girl and her husband, Zaheer Ahmad, before the court.

Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh disposed of the petition in the light of the recovery and production of the couple before the court.

The judge also directed the police not to cause any harassment to the petitioners.

Ms Kazmi`s mother in-law Noor Munir and brother-inlaw Shabbir Ahmad had filed the petition. The petitioners through a counsel pleadedthat they had no knowledge about the whereabouts of the couple but the police had been harassing them.

On June 8, the police had produced the couple before the Sindh High Court that observed that the girl was free to decide where she wanted to go.

The family of Kazmi had initially allege d that she had been abducted from Karachi, however, the girl later appeared in Lahore and approached the court for protection.

In a previous litigation, Zohra Kazmi alleged before the court thatherfatherhad been forcing her to marry her cousin against her will.

She said her parents used to beat her on refusal to marry the boy of their choice.

-Staff Reporter

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