Malik Abdul Rehman will characterize Khan whereas Hazrat Younus will characterize Qureshi within the case and cross-examine the witnesses.
Each leaders are presently incarcerated in Adiala jail.
In the course of the listening to right this moment, Qureshi took the file from the state-appointed lawyer and hit it on the wall.
The event comes after the PTI founder and vice chairman’s counsels failed to look within the particular court docket, established underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act, in the course of the listening to of a petition filed by the prosecution looking for to terminate the correct to cross-examination for the witnesses.
Particular court docket Decide Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain reserved the decision on the plea on Friday. Particular Prosecutors Zulfikar Abbas Naqvi and Raja Rizwan Abbasi have been current in court docket whereas the accused attorneys failed to look.
Assistant attorneys Qamar Anayat Raja and Khalid Yusuf Chaudhary then represented the defence.
When the court docket inquired in regards to the absence of the senior attorneys for the accused, Raja, submitting an utility to postpone the listening to, defined that senior counsel Sikander Zulqarnain was present process dental surgical procedure and couldn’t attend.
Naqvi expressed concern in regards to the repeated adjournment requests, emphasising the inconvenience to witnesses who’ve come from Dubai for cross-examination.
Regardless of the reason concerning the continued dental surgical procedure, the court docket expressed frustration.
Prosecutor Naqvi questioned the regularity of attorneys’ appearances, suggesting a sample of deliberate delays. Lawyer Raja defended the state of affairs, saying that the adjournment request was not intentional however on account of Sikandar’s dental surgical procedure.
Decide Zulqarnain expressed anger, noting the earlier adjournments and the significance of the case.
Later when the listening to resumed, Prosecutor Abbasi accused the defence of deliberately delaying the case, citing authorized provisions.
Decide Zulqarnain instructed the assistant attorneys to contact the absent attorneys by 12:30pm and warned that proceedings would proceed based on the legislation in the event that they failed to take action.
The court docket reserved its determination after the expiration of the two-time deadline for the attorneys to look and adjourned the listening to until right this moment.