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Imran Khan And Bushra Bibi Challenge Iddat Ruling In Court

Imran Khan And Bushra Bibi Challenge Iddat Ruling In Court

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, have separately filed appeals in the district and sessions court challenging the recent verdict in the “un-Islamic” nikah case. The former first couple, who were sentenced to seven years in prison and fined Rs500,000 each by a trial court on February 3, are scheduled to have their appeals heard by the sessions court today.

Bushra Bibi, through her legal representatives—Usman Gill, Khalid Yusuf, and Salman Safdar—filed the appeal seeking the annulment of the decision. In her petition, Bushra Bibi argued that the judgment delivered by civil judge Qudratullah on February 3 was contrary to the facts, and the indictment issued against her on January 16 was also unlawful. The appeal further contended that the jurisdiction plea was dismissed without justification, and the civil court failed to conduct the trial properly. It stated that Bushra Bibi reserves the right to request discharge from the case.

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The appeal also highlighted discrepancies in the statements of complainant Khawar Maneka and witnesses, pointing out the inability of Mufti Saeed to substantiate his claim of a second nikah between Bushra and Khan. The petition raised concerns about the delayed filing of the complaint, casting doubts on the case. It argued that the civil judge misapplied his judicial discretion.

Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi’s decision to challenge the verdict reflects their dissatisfaction with the trial court’s ruling and their determination to contest the legal aspects of the case. The appeals process in the district and sessions court will provide them with an opportunity to present their arguments, contest the charges, and seek a reconsideration of the earlier judgment.

The legal proceedings will be closely watched, considering the high-profile nature of the case and the involvement of key political figures. The appeals will delve into the intricacies of the case, including the validity of the nikah, jurisdictional issues, and the overall conduct of the trial. The court’s decision on the appeals will have significant implications for the legal standing of the case and the future course of action for both Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi.

As the legal process unfolds, the public and political observers will be keenly following the developments in the courtroom. The outcome of the appeals will shape the narrative surrounding the case and influence perceptions about the allegations leveled against Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi.