Number of accused in Dua Zehra case would be called 'a gang', says lawyer.

KARACHI -- Social activist and complainant's lawyer in the high-profile Dua Zehra case, Jibran Nasir, has said that he would call the number of accused in the case "a gang".

In a conversation with Independent Urdu, Jibran said that a family comprises four members two parents and two children.

"A team comprises 11 members while a squad comprises 16 members but police have nominated 34 people as accused in this case. I think [a group of] 34 members would be called a gang," he said.

Revealing the reason behind demanding Zahra's transfer to the Darul Aman in Karachi, Jibran said that if the girl has to be kept in a shelter home then why not in Karachi, so that her parents could provide her for her needs.

Jibran said the shelter home Dua is in right now is the pilot project of the Sindh government and all basic facilities are available there.

Dua, 15, had made headlines across the country after she had mysteriously disappeared from Karachi in April but later declared that she had run away from her home to marry 21-year-old Zaheer Ahmed.

Dua's father, Mehdi Kazmi, filed a case of abduction against...

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