IHC: Criminal conviction cannot be upheld on mere assumptions

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Javed Chaudhry in “Kal Tak” covered these topics:

A criminal conviction could not be upheld on mere assumptions, IHC Judge Athar Minallah said.

A two-member bench of the IHC was hearing the petitions filed by the Sharif family lawyers against convictions of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and captian Safdar.

The NAB prosecutor told Justice Minallah that he had only heard the arguments of defendants and he is yet to make his arguments.

The newly-elected Pakistani government has decided to present a mini-budget for the remaining nine months of the fiscal year of 2018-19 on Friday.

According to local media reports, the decision was made during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday.