IHC Dismisses Khawar Maneka’s Review Plea in Imran Khan-Bushra Bibi Case

 IHC Dismisses Khawar Maneka’s Review Plea in Imran Khan-Bushra Bibi Case

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected Khawar Maneka’s review petition regarding the case involving the nikah (marriage) of Bushra Bibi and Imran Khan. Justice Gul Hasan Aurangzeb delivered the reserved verdict, upholding the earlier decision to decide on the appeal related to the nikah case within a month.

In June, the IHC had instructed the sessions court to issue a verdict on Bushra Bibi’s plea seeking suspension of her conviction in the nikah case within a month’s time. Judge Afzal Majoka was specifically tasked with adjudicating both pleas related to the nikah case promptly.

Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister, married Bushra Bibi in Lahore in February 2018, with the ceremony attended by close relatives and friends. Notably absent were Imran Khan’s sisters. Mufti Saeed conducted the nikah, with Awn Chaudhary and Zulfi Bukhari as witnesses.

Khawar Maneka’s contest of the marriage’s legality, claiming it violated Sharia laws and occurred within the three-month “iddat period” following their divorce. He also accused them of fornication.

In the recent ruling, Judge Qudratullah sentenced Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi to seven years’ imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 each in the nikah case deemed “un-Islamic” by the court.

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