Imran Khan, other PTI leaders acquitted in Aabpara Police Station caseBreaking

July 03, 2024

The District and Sessions Court of Islamabad has acquitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Founder Imran Khan and several other prominent party leaders in a case registered at the Aabpara police station Judicial Magistrate Yasir Mehmood delivered the reserved verdict, exonerating the former prime minister along with senior PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Sheikh Rashid, Shehryar Afridi, Faisal Javed, Raja Khurram Nawaz, Ali Nawaz Awan, and Asad Qaiser. The acquittal marks a notable victory for the PTI leadership, who had been embroiled in the legal battle following the registration of the case. Speaking outside the court, a PTI spokesperson expressed relief and reiterated the party's commitment to upholding the rule of law. "This verdict reaffirms our belief in the judiciary and justice system of Pakistan," the spokesperson said. "Our leaders have always maintained their innocence, and today justice has prevailed."

On the other hand, the Islamabad District and Sessions Court recently hinted at wrapping up the nikah during iddat case against former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi by July 8. Additional Sessions Judge Afzal Majoka on Tuesday heard the central appeals filed by the couple against their sentences in the case. During the hearing, the PTI founder's lawyer, Salman Akram Raja, argued that the Supreme Court has provided protection to women regarding iddat, emphasizing that the period of 90 days after a divorce should be viewed as a period meant for a chance at reconciliation between a couple, not a tool against women. Raja also questioned the statements made by Mufti Saeed, pointing out discrepancies in his testimony. "Mufti Saeed also said that a woman's word is final regarding iddat, but then gave a false statement in the court," he said further.

Credit: Independent News Pakistan