SHC allows Dua Zehra to choose custodian
The Sindh High Court on Wednesday allowed Dua Zehra to choose whom she would like to return with, and ruled that the case did not warrant kidnapping charges in light of the evidence.
In the previous hearing, the court had ordered an ossification test to determine the girl’s age. In a statement before the court, she had claimed that she was 18 years old and had married Zaheer Ahmed of her free will. However, according to her B-Form and passport provided by her father, Mehdi Kazmi, Dua was born in 2018.
On Tuesday, the results of the tests determined she was around 16 to 17 years old. Her father however has challenged the report, and called for another examination.
Prior to issuing the verdict, the SHC allowed Kazmi and his wife to meet their daughter. Speaking to the media, he alleged that Dua wanted to return home with them and record another statement before the judge.
Hindu temple vandalised in Korangi
A Hindu temple in Karachi’s Korangi area was vandalized by unknown persons Wednesday night.
According to locals, a gang of around six people arrived on motorcycles and attacked the temple, causing severe damage to the idol housed inside. A case has been registered under sections 34 (acts done by several persons In furtherance of common intention), 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship, with intent to insult the religion of any class), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Taking notice of the incident, Advisor to the Sindh Chief Minister on Law and Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui assured that the damaged temple will be repaired.
400 fake social media accounts reported daily
An average of 400 fake accounts are reported daily to counter disinformation on social media. This was stated by the Chair of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee. He further added that there are approximately 115 million internet users in Pakistan, of which 113 million prefer to use their cellphones.