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Judge who reserved verdict on Azam Swati’ bail plea transferred to IHC


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ISLAMABAD: Special Judge Central, Rana Asif Mehmood, who had reserved verdict on a bail plea of PTI Senator Azam Swati, has been transferred to Islamabad High Court.

According to notifications available with MM News, Rana Asif Mehmood has been transferred to his parent department, i.e. Islamabad High Court, replaced by Azam Khan for a term of 3 years.

It may be recalled that on December 8, Special Judge Central Raja Asif Mehmood had said that he would soon to be transferred to another court and thus, the newly appointed judge will hear the case on December 12.

He, however, had added that if by next week, he was not transferred then he would resume hearing Swati’s post-arrest plea in the case. Subsequently, Judge Mehmood adjourned the proceeding without hearing any arguments.

The judge after hearing the arguments the other day had reserved the verdict which was to be announced today when the notifications of his transfer to IHC was issued.

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