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Arzoo is a minor, medical reports told Supreme Court of Pakistan

Arzoo is a minor, medical reports told Supreme Court of Pakistan

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Background: A two-member bench comprising Justice KK Agha and Justice Amjad Ali Sahito heard the case of Arzoo’s abduction, forced conversion and marriage of a 44-year-old man, Syed Azhar Ali  in Karachi. 

What happened: On Monday, A medical board constituted by the government on court orders to determine Arzoo’s age presented its report. The medical report estimated her to be between 14 to 15 years of age.

What’s next: The investigation officer (IO) informed the bench that the case will now be registered under the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act 2013. The bench has directed authorities to move Arzoo to a shelter home and allow only those she wanted to see meet her.

The hearing has been adjourned till November 23

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