The committee after reviewing the judgments passed by the learned Model Criminal Courts in the aforementioned heads has identified the reason for acquittal
in these cases.
The committee after reviewing the judgments passed by the learned Model Criminal Courts in the aforementioned heads had identified the reason for acquittal
in these cases.
6 years have been elapsed after the acquittal
of Abdul Qayyum.
However, the chief justice observed that the prosecution failed to produce any direct and cogent evidence against the suspects, adding that it had been a decade since the acquittal
of the suspects.
Bilal Sidiqui on the occasion said that their acquittal
itself was murder of justice and wished them a better life ahead.
The appeal filed against the acquittal
by the lower court maintained that the accused had taken control of Markaz-e-Haqooq-e-Shariah in 2010 after which an audit committee, formed by the high court, had unearthed corruption in the funds reserved for the orphans.
Babar Awan and Justice (retd) Riaz Kiani are main accused and the decision of their acquittal
would have an adverse impact on the trial, the NAB petition said.
The apex court had, in January, earlier this year, reserved the verdict on the appeals filed by the probe agency and the Gujarat government in the year 2011 against the acquittal
of 12 accused by the Gujarat High Court.
Five accused persons, including Babar Awan, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Shumaila Mehmood, Riaz Kiyani, and Dr Riaz Mehmood had filed their acquittal
pleas in the reference.
The lawyers of other accused in the reference were asked to present their arguments on acquittal
of their clients named in the reference today, but the process could not be completed.
Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik was expected to announce the verdict during today's hearing, however, the verdict was delayed so that the court could announce its verdict on all acquittal
The CA justices accused Ramon of representing herself as a lawyer who can influence appellate court justices to secure an acquittal
of an accused; defrauding the relatives of an accused to amass a large amount of money; and committing the crimes of estafa and falsification.