The police has not confirmed recovery of Dua Zehra Kazmi, the father of the 14-year-old missing teenager said on Monday. It was previously reported that Dua Zehra Kazmi, who had gone missing from outside her home in Karachi, has been recovered safely from Lahore after a team of Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) conducted a raid in the Punjab’s Capital.
“Additional Inspector-General (Ghulam Nabi Memon) did not confirm whether the police found Dua or not,” said the father of the missing teenager despite news circulating on social media that she had been recovered from Lahore. The reports had stated that Dua Zehra was not kidnapped but left home on her own to tie the knot with a boy named Zaheer Ahmed from Lahore.
Furthermore, the report said that marriage certificate had been obtained by the police and it was being verified. However, Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) Operations, Dr Abid Khan, said Lahore police have shared the girl’s Nikkahnama with their Karachi counterpart and are using the document to trace her.
Dua Zehra Kazmi had gone missing from outside her home in Karachi’s Al-Falah area on 16th April 2022 when he went outside to throw away garbage but never returned. The parents of the 14-year-old teenager had filed a missing person’s report after which the police conducted several raids but was unable to find the girl.
On April 22, the mother of Dua Zehra warned of suicide if her daughter wasn’t recovered safely. “I want my daughter alive. I am a mother. I will not accept her body like Zainab. I will keep the body outside Governor House if she is found dead,” the mother had said.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also said the whereabouts of the missing teen had been traced but did not provide further details as the matter was “sensitive”.
It bears mentioning that another missing teenager, Nimra Kazmi, was recovered from DG Khan after she went missing from Karachi. In a video statement, Nimra Kazmi said that she left home on her own and married a boy from DG Khan.