PTI lawyers attack Khawar Manika after Imran Khan's plea hearing

PTI lawyers attack Khawar Manika after Imran Khan's plea hearing


The verdict was to be announced on May 29 but the judge sought case transfer

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ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Some Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyers on Wednesday attacked Khawar Manika, Bushra Bibi’s ex-husband, outside the Islamabad's district and sessions court during the hearing of Nikkah during iddat case. 

Khawar Manika appeared before the court in the case of Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi’s appeals against conviction in Nikkah during iddat case. 

Read more: PTI says 'judge faced pressure not to issue verdict' in Imran Khan-Bushra Bibi marriage case

After Khawa Manika’s exit from courtroom, PTI lawyers hurled bottles on him and attacked him with punches and kicks. 

Afterwards, sessions judge Shahrukh Arjmund wrote a letter to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to entrust this case to another court. 

Read: Nikkah during Iddat: Judge writes to IHC for transfer of case after 'ruckus' in courtroom

It is pertinent to note that court was slated to announce the verdict on the case it reserved on May 23. 

Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi were charged with seven-year imprisonment and Rs500,000 fine each in the case on Feb 3 by Senior Civil Judge Qudratullah. 

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

Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi had filed a petition in the district and sessions court of Islamabad against the ruling on Feb 23.