PTA, FIA told to remove social media content about underage girl.

KARACHI -- The Sindh High Court has directed the heads of the Federal Investigation Agency and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to remove all material from social media regarding an underage girl, said to be a victim of child marriage.

Justice Salahuddin Panhwar also asked the FIA and PTA to ensure that reports of psychologists about the girl, who is residing at a shelter home on a court order after her alleged marriage, must not be published, flashed and uploaded on print, electronic and digital media.

Last week, the bench while disposing of an application of alleged husband of underage girl Zaheer Ahmed had directed the health secretary to reconstitute a committee/board of female psychologist and psychiatric to examine the girl after one of the psychologists, Dr Fatima Riaz, alleged that she was allegedly being approached and pressured by the girl's parents for a favour.

However, the girl's father, through his lawyer, filed an application stating that Dr Riaz had flashed her report as well as the report of Dr Uzma Ali on print, digital and electronic media in violation of the provisions of the Sindh Children Act 1955.

The counsel contended that under the law, victim's name, parentage...

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