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Court rejects Imran’s plea to transfer hearing of ‘attempted murder’ case to judicial complex

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  • Advocate Awan assures Imran Khan’s presence in court tomorrow.
  • Seeks transfer of hearing of Toshakhana, attempted murder case. 
  • Court adjourns hearing till tomorrow. 

ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions court on Monday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s petition seeking transfer of the hearing of the “attempted murder” case to the judicial complex. 

Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal announced the verdict he had reserved earlier today.

Khan’s lawyer Babar Awan filed two petitions on Khan’s behalf, seeking an exemption for the PTI chief from today’s hearing and a transfer of the hearing scheduled in the district court to the banking court. 

The PTI chief is already expected to appear in a banking court tomorrow for the hearing of the Toshakhana case.

Advocate Awan, citing security reasons, requested the court to hear the attempted murder case at the judicial complex.

“There has been a security alert in the district and sessions court as per the reports by the agencies and terror incidents have taken place before,” said Awan, adding that Khan has to appear in the same court tomorrow.

Awan said that along with the former premier, citizens were also at risk in the district court.

At this, the judge said that Khan would have to appear before the court, adding that it was the first time he had heard this request.

The lawyer urged the court to transfer the hearing of the case; however, the judge said it did not fall under his jurisdiction.

Advocate Awan also requested the court to defer the verdict on Khan’s plea seeking an extension in bail till tomorrow in the attempted murder case.

The court accepted Khan’s plea seeking exemption from the hearing in the attempted murder case registered against him by a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader.

Khan’s lawyer also assured the judge that the PTI chief will appear before the court tomorrow in the “attempted murder” case. 

“Imran Khan will appear before Islamabad courts tomorrow,” Awan assured the court. 

Meanwhile, PML-N leader Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha’s lawyer requested the court to order Khan’s medical examination from PIMS Hospital and dismiss his bail plea — which was rejected by the court. 

The court also questioned the investigating officer (IO) regarding the probe. 

The IO said that a USB was sent to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), however, nothing could be recovered. 

“Imran Khan is not in the video clips. He was not present at the site of the incident,” he added. 

Expressing anger over the IO, Judge Iqbal ordered him to conduct the investigation under Section 109. 

Moreover, the station house officer (SHO) of the Secretariat Police Station said that Imran Khan had ordered the protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). 

“Has the plaintiff provided any evidence against Imran Khan?” asked the judge. 

At this, the SHO said that the USB was available. To this, the judge said that Khan was not present in the video clips. 

Judge Iqbal directed the SHO to carry out a fair investigation and adjourned the hearing till tomorrow (Tuesday). 

Attempted murder case

PML-N leader Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha filed a case against the former prime minister last year at the Secretariat Police Station in the federal capital.

The case was filed a day after Ranjha was allegedly attacked outside the ECP office, where PTI workers and supporters were protesting the electoral body’s verdict that resulted in the disqualification of their party chief in the Toshakhana case.

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Maryam Nawaz honours ASP Shehr Bano For His Extraordinary Courage

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Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N’s nominee for chief minister of Punjab, honours young police officer Shehr Bano for displaying extraordinary bravery, insight, and courage.

According to Maryam Nawaz, if the female police officer hadn’t arrived in time, a catastrophe may have happened.

The country is proud of you, she said as she praised Shehr Bano.

According to Maryam Nawaz, Shehr Bano maintained humanity and the law in the face of pressure, numbers, and circumstances.

She stated that it is required of every police officer to contribute to the defence of individuals’ lives and property.

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The BISP WhatsApp channel has been launched.

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In order to assist both its recipients and regular residents, the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has opened a WhatsApp channel where it posts information about all of its programmes and dispels false statements.

To acquire all the information about the scheme, the BISP advised current and potential beneficiaries to follow the official WhatsApp channel.

The following web URL allows individuals to follow the BISP WhatsApp channel.

The channel number on WhatsApp is 0029VaL06DJ9Bb602I388U2l.

Earlier, the National Telecommunication Corporation and the BISP established a state-of-the-art call centre to offer genuine information about the plan and the issues.

The individuals can contact the call centre at 080026477 to register complaints or seek information about the programme.

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Bushra Bibi challenges the Nikah case’s verdict in court.

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According to specifics, Bushra Bibi’s attorney, Khalid Yousaf Chaudhry, entered a plea on her behalf, requesting that the trial court’s decision from February 3 be deemed invalid.

Salman Akram Raja, Salman Safdar, and other individuals will also be parties in this action, while Bushra Bibi’s ex-husband Khawar Maneka and the federal government have been named respondents in the plea.

According to the plea, the former first lady went to her mother’s house in August 2017 after divorcing in April.

Furthermore, the ruling is unlawful, immoral, and un-Islamic because the matter pertaining to Bushra Bibi and Khan’s nikah was outside the court’s jurisdiction.

In a case concerning their marriage during the latter’s Iddat era, a court in Islamabad earlier this year condemned former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi to seven years in prison apiece.

The decision on the lawsuit submitted by Bushra’s ex-husband Khawar Maneka in a temporary court at Adiala jail was announced by senior civil judge Qudratullah. The pair was also fined Rs 500,000 apiece by the court.

Bushra Bibi and Imran Khan’s marriage
In February 2018, the former prime minister married Bushra Bibi in Lahore.

Only the bride’s mother and other close relatives and friends were present for the ceremony. The sisters of the PTI founder, however, were not present.

Former SAPM Zulfi Bukhari and Awn Chaudhary, leaders of the Pakitan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), were present when Mufti Saeed conducted the nikah.

Bibi’s ex-husband Khawar Maneka had petitioned the court last year, arguing that the marriage was unlawful and in violation of Sharia law.

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