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Judge recuses himself from hearing May 9 cases against Sheikh Rashid, PTI leaders

Judge recuses himself from hearing May 9 cases against Sheikh Rashid, PTI leaders

Pakistan

Adjourns the case hearing till April 30

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RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) - Judge Malik Ijaz Asif of the Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court has declined to preside over the hearings pertaining to the May 9 cases involving Sheikh Rashid and leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). 

During the scheduled hearing, PTI leaders Shireen Mazari, Shibli Faraz, Shehryar Afridi, Zartaj Gul, Raja Basharat, Zain Qureshi, along with Awami Muslim League Chairman Sheikh Rashid, appeared before the court. 

The district prosecutor informed the court that a reference had been filed against Judge Malik Ijaz Asif. 

Consequently, the court adjourned the proceedings related to the May 9 cases until April 30, without any further deliberations. 

This decision comes in light of the filed reference against the judge, leading to his recusal from presiding over the ongoing hearings concerning Sheikh Rashid and PTI leaders in May 9 incidents.