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Islamabad court rejects Imran, Bushra pleas in iddat case

27 June, 2024 13:17

A district and sessions court in Islamabad has rejected Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi’s pleas seeking suspension of the sentence in iddat case.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf founder and his wife were slapped with a seven-year jail sentence each. Apart from that the court had imposed a fine of 500,000 rupees on the couple.

Additional Sessions Judge Afzal Majoka announced the reserved verdict after hearing on appeals against the sentence.

Khawar Maneka, Bushra’s ex-husband, had moved the court against the couple’s marriage.

The court termed the petition “inadmissible” and said that it fell outside its jurisdiction, prior to which the petitioner withdrew his plea.

Moreover, Khan is also facing multiple charges ranging from corruption to terrorism since his removal as the premier.

He has been in prisoned since August last year after he was sentenced in the Toshakhana case and subsequently sentenced in other cases ahead of the February 8 elections.

Trial court Judge Shahrukh Arjumand had reserved the verdict on the couple’s plea challenging their conviction on May 23.

Under Muslim law, women are prohibited from remarrying for a few months after their husband dies or they are divorced.

They tied the knot in 2018, months before Khan was elected prime minister.

Bibi, a spiritual healer believed to be in her 40s and who always wears a veil in public, is Khan’s third wife.

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