Iddat case: Bushra Bibi petitions IHC for suspension of sentencing

Bushra’s legal counsel seeks suspension of February 3 verdict citing 'weak' evidence

Our Correspondent June 08, 2024
Former first lady Bushra Bibi. PHOTO: FILE


Bushra Bibi, wife of former prime minister Imran Khan, filed a plea on Saturday in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking suspension of punishment in the Iddat case.

Five days before the February 8 polls, The trial court indicted former PM Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi in an illegal marriage case, after Bushra’s ex-husband Khawar Farid Manika alleged them of an "illicit relationship"

The plea filed by Bushra’s legal counsel Barrister Salman Safdar requested the court to suspend February 3 verdict that had sentenced the former PM and his wife to 7 years in prison. The plea further demanded the issuance of bail orders.

Citing 'weaknesses' in the evidence, the plea contends that the verdict cannot be justified on such flawed grounds. Therefore, the punishment issued by the trial court cannot be upheld.

The plea further asserts that Bushra was subjected to a worst condition in jail for political motives, stressing the urgent need to address the plea. With the plea already under consideration in the session court, Bushra urges the court for timely hearing and decisive actions.


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