The suspect pleaded not guilty and opted to contest the charges
The hearing was presided over by the AC Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta.
The high court stated in its three-page written order that a ban is being imposed on broadcasting videos and photos to disclose the identities of the gang-rape victim, accused and co-accused.
IO is required to furnish a progress report on next hearing
Delay is being caused owing to the lack of cooperation in the investigation process from the victim, the police claimed.
Three cases of rape have been registered against him at separate police stations in Punjab province.
Abid visited his sister-in-law Kishwar Bibi on Thursday at her residence in the old Nankana Sahib area.
Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said that the victim also assured cooperation with the authorities for further investigation in the gang-rape case.