Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi Sentenced to 7 Years in Nikah Case

A senior civil judge has delivered a verdict in the illegal nikah case involving Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi during iddat.

Senior Civil Judge Qudratullah handed down a seven-year prison sentence to both Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi, declaring their nikah invalid according to Shariah law. Additionally, each defendant has been fined Rs500,000.

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The case culminated as Judge Qudratullah presided over proceedings in Adiala Jail, where the verdict was announced following comprehensive legal deliberations. Key witnesses, including Bushra Bibi's former husband Khawar Maneka, and Imran Khan's former associate Aun Chaudhry, underwent rigorous cross-examination during earlier hearings.

The courtroom witnessed intense questioning by PTI's lawyer Salman Akram Raja and legal representatives for the petitioner Khawar Maneka and the public prosecutor. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi also provided their statements under Section 342, contributing to thoroughly examining the case.

The exhaustive proceedings, which lasted 14 hours from 9:30 am to 11 pm, underscored the gravity of the matter. Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi were presented with a detailed questionnaire containing 13 probing questions, further intensifying scrutiny.

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Raheel J.M
Raheel J.M
Raheel, a Karachi-based reporter, is at the forefront of political journalism, providing insightful coverage that transcends the bustling landscape of Pakistan's political sphere. With an unwavering commitment to delivering accurate and comprehensive news, Raheel's work is marked by a keen understanding of the intricate dynamics shaping the political landscape.

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