The Chief Justice of the IHC Athar Minallah remarked that the case must be heard each day and determined sooner or later.
He additional acknowledged that the courtroom would order the trial courtroom to resolve the case inside two months.
Through the proceedings, the courtroom requested Khawaja Asif’s lawyer why he was suspending the case, claiming that he was unnecessarily delaying the case, cautioning him towards doing so.
Referring to the premier’s counsel, the courtroom noticed that it was the defandant’s proper to cross-examine the prime minister. It additional maintained that the cross-examination ought to have been held the following day of the assertion being recorded.
“The assertion was recorded on December 17. How can the trial courtroom terminate the appropriate to cross-examine on the identical day?” the CJ questioned.
Responding to the IHC chief justice, PM Imran’s lawyer aruged that Khawaja Asif had not appeared earlier than the courtroom for a 12 months.
Earlier this month, PML-N chief Khawaja Asif had challenged the classes courtroom’s determination of not giving his counsel the appropriate to current arguments in a defamation go well with value Rs10 billion filed by Prime Minister Imran Khan towards him.
The prime minister final month submitted an affidavit to Further District and Periods Choose Muhammad Adnan by way of video hyperlink towards the PML-N chief for levelling allegations of non-transparency, cash laundering and use of nameless firms within the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Belief funds.
The PML-N chief filed an utility within the IHC towards the decrease courtroom’s verdict and nominated PM Imran and the classes courtroom choose as respondents.