Khadija Siddiqui case: Justice Khosa to hear appeal against LHC

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will hear the appeal against Lahore High Court’s (LHC) order acquitting a man convicted by the trial court for brutally attacking a law student Khadija Siddiqui with a knife.

A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar began hearing the Khadija Siddiqui case in Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry on Sunday after taking notice of a single-bench verdict by Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem which acquitted Shah Hussain of all charges after accepting his appeal against the five-year sentence handed to him by a sessions court.

During the hearing, the CJP questioned convict’s father, Tanvir Hashmi, “How did you run a campaign against the apex court?”

Justice Nisar’s remarks came in regards to a unanimous Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) resolution passed by Hussain’s father against the CJP’s suo motu notice of the acquittal.

“Would you have done the same if a lawyer’s daughter had been attacked?” He further asked him

Meanwhile, Khadija recalled the character assassination she had to endure during the court proceedings. “I have become a target of the character assassination,” She asked SC to provide justice.

News, Pakistan

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