Family court orders verification of evidence filed by actor’s ex-wife – 23 Dec 2022

KARACHI: A family court has directed the police and hospital officials to verify the evidence submitted by Aliza Sultan regarding alleged physical torture on her by actor and her former husband Feroze Khan.

Judicial Magistrate (East) Sajid Ali Abbasi, who recently took up the matter, directed the SHO of the Darakhshan police station and the medico-legal officer of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to submit their respective reports till Jan 11 and adjourned the hearing.

Syed Qasim Shah, the counsel for Ms Sultan, had moved an application requesting the court to summon the SHO and the MLO concerned to verify the evidence submitted with the court by his client on the last date.

In October, the lawyer had submitted the medico-legal and emergency room reports in a case filed by his client’s former husband Feroze Khan.

The family court is hearing two cases, one filed by Mr Khan for custody of their two children and another filed by Ms Sultan for maintenance money for the children.

The lawyer argued that a medical report from the Accident and Emergency Department at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre documenting a complaint of assault in November 2020, mentioned “blunt injuries on both arms, [the] back, chest and face”. A ‘minor nosebleed’ was also recorded.

NBWs issued for Waqar Zaka’s arrest

A local court on Thursday issued non-bailable warrant for arrest of television and social media personality Waqar Zaka, who is absconding in a case pertaining to around Rs86 million cryptocurrency scam.

The Federal Investigation Agency had booked Zaka in connection with an inquiry into alleged virtual currency-related transactions to his bank account on Jan 29 this year.

On Thursday, when the matter came up before the Judicial Magistrate (East), the accused failed to appear before him.

The judge directed the office to issue non-bailable warrants for arrest of the suspect, who is allegedly absconding to avoid his arrest in the case. The matter was fixed on Jan 5.

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