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Verdict on PTI founder, Bushra Bibi’s Nikah today

Verdict expected to be announced at 1pm

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Verdict on PTI founder, Bushra Bibi's Nikah today

A trial court is likely to announce its reserved verdict on the ‘un-Islamic Nikah’ of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder with Bushra Bibi at the Adiala Jail today (Saturday).

The verdict will be announced by Senior Civil Judge Qudratullah at 1 pm.  On Friday the court had conducted 14-hour long hearing of the case at the Adiala Jail.

Bushra Bibi’s former husband Khawar Maneka had filed the plea against what he referred to as an un-Islamic and illegal Nikah with the former prime minister.
PTI founder’s lawyer Salman Akram Raja and Bushra Bibi’s lawyer Usman Gull cross-examined the statements given by the four witnesses in the case.

The statements of PTI founder and Bushra under Section 342 were also recorded. Bushra Bibi, presently placed under house-arrest at Banigala, will be brought to Adiala for the final hearing. The verdict will be announced in presence of the PTI founder, Bushra Bibi and their lawyers.

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The complainant’s counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi, former PM’s lawyer Salman Akram Raja and Bushra Bibi’s lawyer Usman Gul also advanced their final arguments a day earlier.

Maneka, in his petition, had termed Bushra and former PM’s Nikkah ‘fraudulent’ contending that the marriage was solemnised during her iddat — following her divorce with him.

Nikah and the marriage ceremony were neither legal nor Islamic as it was solemnised without observing iddah period, said the petition.

He also accused the PTI founder of ruining his entire life with the petition stating that the PTI top leader stigmatised the complainant and his family just to achieve his unethical and immoral objects. He said he made intrusion in the complainant’s peaceful marital life.

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Fazl urges cooperation among opposition parties amid governance concerns

Fazl urges cooperation among opposition parties amid governance concerns

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Fazl urges cooperation among opposition parties amid governance concerns

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, while expressing concerns over the dismal state of governance and democratic institutions, stressed the importance of fostering political cooperation among opposition parties on Wednesday.

Fazl, during a meeting with a PTI delegation, highlighted the urgency of collective action among opposition parties to address the challenges of what he described as a decline in democracy, waning relevance of parliament and the diminishing significance of the constitution.

Speaking to media alongside PTI leaders Omar Ayub and Asad Qaiser after the meeting, Fazl emphasised the need for political cooperation among opposition parties, noting that there was no disagreement on that.

He underscored the necessity of dialogue in today’s environment to eliminate bitterness, stating, “If we cannot end differences, we can soften attitudes.”

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Expressing similar views, Omar Ayub, the opposition leader in the National Assembly, said they had a useful conversation with Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who welcomed them wholeheartedly. He affirmed that these talks would continue in the future.

Ayub vowed to stand for the supremacy of the constitution, announcing that their meetings and conventions would be held all over Pakistan.

Ayub highlighted the link between democracy and investment, asserting that investment would only come when democracy flourishes.

He also condemned the recent police attack on the party secretariat.

Addressing the media, PTI leader Asad Qaiser said the country had assumed the form of a public limited company now.

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He said that during the meeting with the JUI-F chief, they also discussed the wheat crisis issue in Punjab.

Qaiser emphasised the need for opposition parties to unite for the supremacy of the constitution and law, observing that the prevailing law of the jungle in the country must end.

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Imran Khan requests personal appearance in NAB amendment case hearing

Imran Khan requests personal appearance in NAB amendment case hearing

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Imran Khan requests personal appearance in NAB amendment case hearing

Imran Khan, the incarcerated founder of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has filed a request with the Supreme Court seeking personal appearance in connection with the National Accountability (NAB) Ordinance 1999 amendment case, it is learned.

According to details, the former prime minister has addressed the letter to Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa requesting permission for personal appearance on the next hearing on May 30.

Khan put his signatures on the letter and gave it to the Adiala Jail administration for submission to the apex court.

The court had, during the previous hearing on May 17, issued orders for presenting the PTI founder through video link on the next hearing scheduled for May 30.

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The PTI founder did not get an opportunity to advance arguments during the proceedings on May 17.

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CM Maryam pays surprise visit to Holy Family Hospital

CM Maryam pays surprise visit to Holy Family Hospital

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CM Maryam pays surprise visit to Holy Family Hospital

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has paid a surprise visit to the Holy Family Hospital here.

The chief minister visited various wards of the hospital, interacted with patients, inquired about the facilities and provision of medicines at the hospital.

Chief Minister Maryam expressed anger at low wages of labourers working at under-construction block of the hospital and directed the authorities concerned to raise their wages as per the law.

Later, she was briefed about the revamping project of the Hospital. She directed the hospital administration to complete construction of new block by June end. 

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