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Illegal marriage case against Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi declared admissible

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  • Bushra Bibi’s ex-husband also appeared in court with his lawyer.
  • Court demands eyewitnesses in fornication charges against couple.
  • Police directed to present Imran Khan at next hearing.

ISLAMABAD: A civil court on Monday declared the case of an illegal marriage against former prime minister Imran Khan and his current wife, Bushra Bibi, as admissible.

The court’s decision was followed by the issuance of notices to the parties involved, including Bushra Bibi, under Section 496-B. The court has ordered her to appear in person on December 14, which has been scheduled as the next hearing date, The News reported.

As per the reports, Khawar Maneka — Bushra Bibi’s former husband, who had approached the court — has claimed that the marriage was illegal and against the laws of Sharia. 

During the hearing, Maneka also appeared in court along with his lawyer, Rizwan Abbasi.

Furthermore, the couple also faces charges of fornication but the court has indicated that it would demand two eyewitnesses from the complainant to provide evidence against the couple in this regard.

After hearing the arguments on the admissibility of the case, the senior civil judge reserved his decision and later declared the case admissible. 

The judge then issued notices to the parties for December 14 under Section 496-B of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), the fornication clause in Pakistani law, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a fine of Rs10,000.

Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi were originally accused of marrying within the three-month iddat period that follows a divorce. Additionally, Maneka has accused them of fornication.

While presenting his arguments, Rizwan Abbasi stated that Section 296-B applied to the case, claiming that Maneka and his servant Latif were the two eyewitnesses in the case.

However, the judge said that the law was clear and that two witnesses were required in addition to the complainant.

The lawyer insisted on presenting his argument and said the maidservant was also in the house and could be produced as a witness. The court also asked about medical evidence.

The judge said that Maneka could not be half complainant and half witness at the same time. The judge eventually reserved the decision, which he handed down later.

The court has instructed authorities to take Imran Khan’s e-attendance for the case on the next hearing, as he is imprisoned in Adiala jail.

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No “major breakthrough” in the opposition-led JUI-F and PTI meeting

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Maulana Fazalur Rehman stated that mending rifts in relationships and getting rid of resentment in an interview with the media in Islamabad with a team from the Tehreek-e-Tahafuz-e-Ayeen-e-Pakistan that paid him a visit.

While no significant progress was made at the meeting, all sides decided to keep in touch in order to plan for the future.

“A positive message,” according to the JUI-F chief, was received with open arms by the delegation. Taking a “united” stance on national issues was the primary goal of the meeting, he said.

Democracy is losing its appeal, and Pakistan’s parliament and constitution are losing their respect. In parliament, Maulana Fazalur Rehman continued, “we should have a single voice.”

Remarking on the event, National Assembly Opposition Leader Omar Ayub thanked the JUI-F leader for ‘warmly’ receiving the group.

We had a fruitful discussion in the meeting, he declared, urging the opposition parties to work with the PTI to “protect” the constitution.

Constitutional violations and a lack of a rule of law are the claims made by Omar Ayub. According to him, there was “no reason” why the police searched the PTI’s Islamabad central secretariat office.

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In the instance of illegal recruitment, Pervaiz Elahi is granted bail.

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The earlier-reserved court ruling was delivered by LHC Judge Sultan Tanveer Ahmad on Tuesday.

LHC had filed a post-arrest bail motion, according to the former chief minister.

On October 25, 2023, Pervaiz was taken into custody by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE).

From June 1 to September 18, Elahi has been arrested in a number of crimes; the most recent one was reported by the Punjab ACE on September 18.

More: Pervaiz Elahi’s condition “deteriorated” in Adiala jail; he was hurried to PIMS.

In the Punjab Assembly, Elahi illegally hired 12 people for grade 17 positions, according to information provided by an ACE representative.

In the provincial assembly, the candidates were chosen through record-altering.

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The bail petition of Parvez Elahi in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by the ATC.

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A bail application filed by Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) party, in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on the grounds of prematurity.

ATC Judge Arshad Javed announced the decision during today’s hearing.

The counsel representing Parvez Elahi contended that there was a significant likelihood of his client being arrested in relation to the Jinnah House attack case. It was stated that the ex-Chief Minister had previously been held in custody on judicial remand in other cases.

The petitioner requested the court to authorise the release of Parvez Elahi on bail in the Jinnah House attack case.

Nevertheless, the prosecution argued that the bail petition did not meet the necessary legal criteria, emphasising that Parvez Elahi had not been apprehended in connection with the case.

Considering these considerations, the court rejected Parvez Elahi’s request for release, stating that it was premature since he had not been arrested in the Jinnah House attack case.

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