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The hearing was postponed until the arrival of Khawar Manika’s lawyer in the Nikah case in Iddat.

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The Islamabad District and Sessions Court has postponed the hearing of the appeal against the conviction of PTI founder and Bushra Bibi in the Iddat Nikah case, pending the arrival of Khawar Manika’s lawyer.

Sessions Judge Shahrukh Arjamand conducted the hearing in the interim. In the presence of Assistant Advisor of PTI founder Salman Akram Raja.

The learned counsel pleaded with the court that senior counsel was on his way to wait for him till 10 p.m.

Justice Shahrukh Arjamand asked the assistant counsel. “Which side are you on?”

The learned counsel replied that I was appearing on behalf of the appellant.

Justice Shahrukh Arjumand asked who had come on behalf of the complainant.

On this occasion, Rizwan Abbasi, lawyer for the complainant, Kawar Manika, did not appear in court.

Sessions Judge Shah Rukh Arjumand said that if no one appears I will decide today

Khawar Manika’s lawyer Raja Rizwan Abbasi appeared as a junior lawyer who appealed to the court that as Rizwan Abbasi is busy in the Supreme Court. The court should therefore set a time of 11:30 a.m. to hear the appeal.

Sessions Judge Shahrukh Arjamand said I have given a warning if Rizwan Abbasi does not come today. I will be the one to decide.

The court also postponed the appeal hearing in the Iddaat marriage case until 11:30 a.m.

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