PTI founder, Bushra Bibi move court against ruling in iddat case

PTI founder, Bushra Bibi move court against ruling in iddat case


The court's verdict was against the law and Islam

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ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - The founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), along with his spouse Bushra Bibi, has filed a petition in the district and sessions court of Islamabad against the ruling in the 'iddat case.'

Counsel Khalid Yousaf Chaudhry filed the petition, and Barrister Salman Akram Raja, Salman Safdar, and Usman Riaz Gul will follow the case. The federal government and Khawar Manika are named as respondents in the case.

The petition argued that the divorce between Bushra Bibi and her former spouse Khawar Manika occurred in April 2017. She moved to her mother's home in August 2017. The complainant filed the plea against the nikah six years after the divorce, according to the petition.

The petition claimed that the conviction was illegal and un-Islamic since the court heard the case and ordered the conviction beyond its jurisdiction. The petition pleadede to the court to declare the trial court's verdict on February 3 null and void in the Nikah during iddat case.

The PTI founder and his wife were convicted in an illegal marriage during the iddat case by Senior Civil Judge Qudratullah in Adiala jail on February 3. They are facing charges of seven years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 0.5 million each. 

Also read: Bushra Bibi challenges 'Nikah' during 'Iddat' case in IHC