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Bushra Bibi Files Plea in Islamabad High Court Seeking Suspension of Punishment in Iddat Case

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On Saturday, Bushra Bibi, the wife of former prime minister Imran Khan, filed a plea in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) requesting the suspension of punishment in the Iddat case. This move comes after the trial court indicted Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi in an illegal marriage case, just five days before the February 8 polls. The case was brought to light when Bushra’s ex-husband, Khawar Farid Manika, alleged them of having an “illicit relationship.”

The plea, filed by Bushra’s legal counsel Barrister Salman Safdar, specifically seeks the suspension of the February 3 verdict that sentenced the former PM and his wife to 7 years in prison, while also requesting the issuance of bail orders. The plea argues that the verdict is unjustifiable based on the evidence provided, particularly highlighting the alleged weaknesses in the evidence presented during the trial. It asserts that the punishment issued by the trial court cannot be upheld on such flawed grounds.

Furthermore, the plea emphasizes that Bushra Bibi was allegedly subjected to harsh conditions in jail, a situation believed to be driven by political motives. The plea underscores the urgent need for the court to address the plea. As the plea is already under consideration in the session court, Bushra urges the court for a timely hearing and decisive actions to be taken.

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