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Khadija Siddiqui

Top court accepts stab victim’s appeal against suspect’s acquittal

ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Wednesday began hearing an appeal filed by a stab victim challenging a ruling of Lahore High Court (LHC), which paved the way for her suspected attacker’s acquittal. On May 3, 2016 Khadija Siddiqui, a student at a private law college, was attacked by her class fellow Shah Hussain with a knife near Shimla Hills where she had gone along with a family driver to pick her younger sister from school. Earlier this month, Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem of the LHC…

Key suspect in Khadija stabbing case sentenced to 23 years in prison

LAHORE: A local court on Saturday handed down a collective imprisonment of 23 years to an accused  in a case pertaining to murder attempt against law student Khadija Siddiqui, ARY News reported on Saturday. Judicial Magistrate Mubashir Awan found suspect Shah Hussain guilty of stabbing the law student in a bid to kill her under Section 324 (attempt to commit qatl-i-amd) and sentenced him to seven years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs50,000. In case of default, he will have to undergo additional imprisonment of…