Unlawful marriage: Imran, Bushra Bibi sentenced seven years imprisonment


ISLAMABAD (APP): A lower court on Saturday sentenced seven year imprisonment sentence to PTI founder and his wife Bushra Bibi in a case pertaining to their marriage during the period of latter’s ‘iddat’.

The court also imposed a fine worth Rs500,000 on each accused.

Senior Civil Judge Qudratullah pronounced the short verdict which was reserved last day. PTI’s founder and Bushra Bibi were also present in courtroom at Adiala Jail when the decision was announced.

The civil court has reserved its verdict on Friday after hearing arguments from the lawyers of the two sides. In the last hearing, Defence Counsel Salman Akram Raja and Usman Riaz Gul conducted a cross-examination of prosecution witnesses including Khawar Maneka, Aun Chaudhry, Mufti Saeed and Mulazim Latif. After this, PTI founder and Bushra Bibi recorded their statements under section 342 and answered 13 questions raised by the prosecution.

It may be mentioned here that the case, filed by Bushra Bibi’s first husband, Khawar Maneka, alleges that Bushra violated the Islamic practice of observing the mandatory pause, or Iddat, between two marriages.

Online add: Court has declared Nikkah between PTI founder and Bushra Bibi non Sharia and has awarded 7 years sentence each to both of them in Nikah during Iddat case.

Judicial magistrate Qudrat Ullah announced reserved judgment.

The learned judge ordered to present the accused persons.

PTI founder Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi were presented in the court.

Fine to the tune of Rs 5 lac each was also imposed.

The court said in its decision the petitioner Khawar Manika succeeded in proving his case.

The decision said crime against PTI founder and Bushra Bibi for solemnizing nikah during iddat has been proved.

Bushra Bibi while talking to journalist said Quran has given decision in regard to iddat This decision is decision of satan.

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