Court imposes fine on Kh Asif, Imran’s lawyers in damages case


A court hearing Rs 10 billion damages case of former prime minister Imran Khan against federal minister Khawaja Asif, fined Rs10,000 each to lawyers of both sides.

The judge approved an adjournment plea of Khawaja Asif’s lawyer with Rs10,000 fine.

Additional district and sessions judge Umeed Ali Baloch also imposed fine of same amount over the counsel of Imran Khan for not opposing the plea seeking adjournment.

The court adjourned further hearing of the case until February 11.

PTI chief had filed defamation suit against Khawaja Asif in 2012 for levelling allegations about irregularities and money laundering through the Shaukat Khanum Hospital funds.