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SC seeks input in girl’s case seeking emancipation from father

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed senior lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan to assist it in deciding a case of a teenage girl, Tatheer Fatima, seeking emancipation from her father.  Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed the bench, adjourned the hearing of the case for ten days. The bench was informed that the girl’s father owns a shop and earns a paltry amount of Rs20,000 to Rs25, 000 a month. The girl had filed a petition, requesting the apex court, to remove her father’s name from her birth certificate…

Pakistani teenage girl seeks emancipation from father

ISLAMABAD: In a surprising move a teenage girl has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to seek emancipation from father i.e. removal of her father's name from her legal documents. The girl yet to be identified has filed a petition and has requested Justice Saqib Nisar, the chief justice of Pakistan, to "Please remove my father's name from my birth certificate and all of my educational degrees and other documents". The Justice Nisar-led three-judge bench of the apex court, was informed by the petitioner that she…