RAWALPINDI: A Rawalpindi civil court on Friday acquitted actress Atiqa Odho in a nine-year-old case in which she was accused of carrying two liquor bottles in her luggage at an airport.
The court, in its verdict, said that there was no evidence against Odho, a former communications adviser to All Pakistan Mulsim League. The verdict was announced by Rawalipindi’s judicial magistrate Yasir Chaudhry.
The case was remanded to the trial court in 2018 by the Supreme Court. The actress in 2017 had appealed the top court to intervene, saying that all trial courts had rejected her application for acquittal on the grounds that the trial was not over and the matter would be decided after closing of the evidence of the accused in the defence.