IHC dismisses Khawar Maneka’s review plea in nikkah during iddat case

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ISLAMABAD:  Maneka challenged IHC verdict of deciding on the nikkah during iddat case appeal within a month. The reserved verdict was pronounced by Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb.

In June, IHC ordered the session court to announce the verdict on Bushra Bibi’s plea seeking suspension of conviction in Nikkah case within a month.

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The IHC directed the session court judge Afzal Majoka to decide on both pleas in Nikkah case within the specific time.

The ceremony was attended by only close relatives, including the bride’s mother, and friends. However sisters of former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan were not in attendance. Mufti Saeed had performed the nikkah in the presence of former PTI leader Awn Chaudhary and former SAPM Zulfi Bukhari who appeared as witnesses.

Last year, Khawar Maneka — Bushra Bibi’s former husband had approached the court and claimed that the marriage was illegal and against the laws of Sharia.

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.

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Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi awarded 7 years imprisonment in the ‘un-Islamic’ iddat case. The reserved verdict in the ‘un-Islamic’ nikkah case against Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi was announced by Judge Qudratullah.

The court sentenced the PTI founder Imran and Bushra Bibi to 7 years’ imprisonment and Rs 500,000 fine against each. – INP

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