KARACHI - Nimra Kazmi appeared on Monday in the Sindh High Court (SHC) along with her husband and stated that she married as per her choice and no one had kidnapped her.

“You will have to stay in Karachi for two or three days. Your medical examination will be carried out to ascertain your real age. If you are 18-year old, you will be allowed to go with your husband,” the court told the girl.

The court ordered the authorities concerned to send Nimra Kazmi to a shelter home. The court also directed medical examination of Nimra Kazmi. It is to be noted here that the name of Nimra Kazmi came to the limelight after the news of her elopement with a friend in Punjab for love-marriage was broadcasted by national media.

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Nimra’s family had filed a petition in the SHC for her recovery and the cancellation of her marriage under the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act.

The SHC on Monday conducted hearing of the petition during which the girl refuted the allegations of abduction and stated that she married as per her choice.

It is to be noted here that the Sindh IG Police and additional IG Police also appeared before the court for hearing of the case. Earlier, the SHC on Friday had given the last chance to the Sindh IG Police to produce the girl before the court.