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Hamza, Ayesha Withdraw Cases Against Each Other

Lahore (June 11, 2018): Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday has announced the verdict of Ayesha Ahad Torture Case, Hamza Shehbaz and Ayesha Ahad have withdrawn the cases they filed against each other.

During the hearing on Monday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said Hamza and Ahad would not issue statements against each other.

He remarked that the terms on which they settled cannot be shared with the media. Earlier, son of Former CM Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz and Ayesha Ahad, who claims to be his wife appeared before SC’s Lahore Registry.

Ayesha Ahad raised allegations over Hamza that he has subjected her to torture.

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Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday summoned Hamza Shehbaz and Ayesha Ahad Malik to the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry today (Monday).

During the hearing of Ayesha Ahad’s case at the top court’s Lahore Registry, her counsel said, “Despite the fact that a case has been registered, no arrests have been made.”

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To this, the CJP remarked, “If Hamza Shehbaz is in town then he should appear before the apex court’s Lahore Registry tomorrow.”

On June 3, a case was registered against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader (PML-N) Hamza and five others following orders from the Supreme Court. Justice Nisar had ordered IG  Punjab to register a case by midnight against those allegedly involved in abusing Ayesha Ahad.

Ayesha Ahad had registered a complaint against Hamza and Shehbaz Sharif’s son-in-law Ali Imran.

In the complaint, she accused Hamza of violence, issuing threats to life and usurpation of possessions, including jewelry, a mobile phone and her purse. Ayesha Ahad alleged that people sent by Hamza forcefully took her laptop, nikahnama (marriage contract) and other documents.

Justice Nisar had taken notice on Ayesha Ahad’s complaint after she approached him against the delay in her cases and threats to her and her daughter’s lives.A first information report (FIR) was registered on June 2, against Hamza, a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and five others at the Islampura police station. Charges against the accused had included violence, robbery, usurpation, vandalism, threats to life and attempted rape.

Apart from Hamza, others accused in the case comprise former Inspector-General (IG) Rana Maqbool, Zulfiqar Cheema, Inspector Ateeq Dogar, and Imran Yousuf, as per Captain (retd) Amin Wains, the capital city police officer (CCPO) for Lahore.

A police official had said the case had been filed under the Pakistan Penal Code Sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation), 337 (hurt and injuries), and 354 (molestation with sexual motive), as well as the Code of Criminal Procedure Sections 149 (rioting armed with deadly weapon) and 511 (attempting to commit punishable offences).

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