Judgment on Imran, Bushra’s pleas against conviction in Iddat case on 29th

News Desk
Friday, May 24, 2024

ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad on Thursday reserved its verdict till May 29 on the pleas filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi challenging the sentences in Iddat case.

Judge Shahrukh Arjumand of the district and sessions court reserved the judgment after hearing arguments of lawyers from both the sides.

Khan’s lawyer Salman Akram Raja, Bushra Bibi’s counsel Usman Gul and prosecutor Adnan Ali were present in the court when the verdict was reserved.Rizwan Abbasi, assistant counsel for complainant Khawar Maneka — Bushra Bibi’s former husband —said Maneka’s lawyer had to give arguments, as the record was not with him.

Addressing Bushra Bibi’s lawyer, the judge told him to give the final arguments. The judge also asked Maneka’s lawyer to present his arguments in the court on Thursday via video link.Last month, a local court in Islamabad had rejected Maneka’s no-trust plea against the judge requesting that the case be transferred to another court.

Judge Arjumand asked Maneka what led him to believe that he was sympathising with the other party. Responding to that Bushra’s ex-husband said his entire family believed the judge will acquit the accused.