The Sindh High Court (SHC) has given temporary custody of the Karachi girl who was allegedly abducted last year to her parents. The case was heard on the request of the girl’s mother and father.
However, SHC reminded the mother of the girl that she and her husband have a huge responsibility.
“Alhumdulillah after a 7 month long battle today the victim child is finally going home. She unequivocally informed Honourable High Court that she wants to reside with her parents. There are many lessons to be learnt from this case & reforms are needed to curb child marriages,” Lawyer Jibran Nasir wrote in a tweet.
“I would like to thank respectable Advocates Nabeel Kolachi, Ahmed Ali Hussain, Amna Usman, Ahmed Sher Jutt, Fahad Ahmed Siddiqi, Zaheer Hussain and Rafique Ahmed who all provided their services pro bono to ensure safe recovery and return of the child for sake of justice, the tweet added.
The 15-year-old minor was allegedly kidnapped from Karachi. She later married 21-year-old Zaheer Ahmed in Lahore. A case was registered against Zaheer and his brother Shabbir for orchestrating the marriage of a minor.
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