SC allows accused in Mukhtaran Mai case to hire counsels

Islamabad—The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the accused in Mukhtaran Mai case to hire counsels in case and adjourned hearing of the case for an indefinite period. The three-member bench of the court headed by Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain took up Mai’s review petition against the top court’s April 21, 2011 verdict regarding the acquittal of five of the six accused. During the course of proceedings, the court was informed that all accused in Mukhtaran Mai case were present in the court and sought time to hire a counsel.—APP

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