Iddat case: Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi sentenced to 7 years in jail 

Iddat case: Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi sentenced to 7 years in jail 

Islamabad (Web Desk): The trial court in Rawalpindi on Saturday handed seven-year sentences, each to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi in Nikkah during Iddat case.

According to detail’s, Senior civil judge Qudratullah announced the verdict on the complaint of Bushra’s former husband Khawar Fareed Maneka in a makeshift court at the Adiala district jail.

Both the accused have also been fined Rs500,000 each.

On Friday the judge had presided over the case of an illegal nikah during iddat proceedings in Adiala Jail and reserved his verdict.

The case was filed by Bibi’s first husband, Khawar Maneka, alleges that Bushra violated the Islamic practice of observing the mandatory pause, or Iddat, between two marriages.

Maneka also accused his ex-wife and Khan of having an adulterous relationship before their marriage.

Four witnesses in the case gave the statements, which were later cross-examined during the proceedings.

Khan and Bushra Bibi also recorded their statements under ection 342.

In her statement, Bushra declared the divorce certificate of November 14, 2017, as fabricated, claiming she completed her mandatory iddat period from April to August 2017 after receiving a verbal triple talaq from Maneka in April 2017.

This is the third sentencing for the PTI leader over the last five days. The former premier was earlier this week sentenced to 10-year imprisonment in the cypher case, and 14-year imprisonment in the Toshakhana case.

Both Khan and Bushra,  Bibi, who was placed under house arrest her residence in Banigala, were present in the courtroom when the verdict was announced.