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Dua Zehra sent to shelter home on court orders amid 'death threats'

Teen girl accuses parents of threatening her

05:46 PM | 19 Jul, 2022
Dua Zehra sent to shelter home on court orders amid 'death threats'
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LAHORE – A local court in the Punjab capital sent Dua Zahra to 'Darul Aman' as the teenager approached the district court, asking to be moved to a shelter home.

Reports in local media said Dua, who remained in the limelight after she disappeared from home in April but later declared that she tied Lahore man, appeared before a magistrate’s court and claimed that her parents are threatening her with dire consequences.

In her plea, Dua maintained that she fears for her life and requested the court to send her to a shelter home at the earliest.

The court then accepted her request and directed the authorities to move her to a shelter home.

Later, Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms Committee chief Salman Sufi also confirmed the development, saying the Punjab government has secured the girl at Darul Aman under strict security and protection after a court order.

Sufi also maintained that the Sindh government has been requested to send a child protection bureau team to take the teenager to her parents. He further said that hunt for Dua’s husband is underway.

The development comes after Dua's parents moved to the Sindh High Court for the arrest of Zaheer Ahmed on charges of kidnapping and sexual assault.

Last week, Police claimed finding evidence against Dua Zehra’s husband and other suspects in the case of her alleged abduction from her hometown and underage marriage in the Punjab capital.

The police team came up with contrasting claims as the investigating officer, DSP Shaukat Ali Shahani, filed a progress report before the sessions judge. The officer apprised the court of the presence of Zaheer Ahmed in Karachi the day Dua went missing.

The officer maintained that statements of witnesses were recorded and the call data record of the cell phone of suspect Zaheer was analysed during the detailed probe.

The missing girl who has been in the headlines for the past few months will be shifted to Karachi after her recovery with the permission of the Punjab home department.

Dua first fled to Punjab where she solemnised her marriage with Zaheer as per the local laws by claiming to be 16 years old. Her parents however claimed that she was kidnapped and brainwashed into the union and feared that she may be trafficked.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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