RAWALPINDI - A court of law yesterday gave the last chance for arguments today (Tuesday) to the counsel of a lady doctor who had alleged renowned actress Mishi Khan for swindling Rs 450,000.

Police booked Mishi Khan along with the owner of an advertisement company on the application of Dr Afshan Khan who alleged Mishi for taking Rs 450,000 from her for running advertisement campaign of her clinic and salon on media but later the actress refused to do so. Mishi was granted pre-arrest bail by the court.

According to details, Mishi appeared before the court of additional sessions judge along with her lawyer Raja Nazir Ahmed Advocate for confirmation of her bail. However, the lawyer of complainant did not appear before the court and his junior informed the court that his senior was busy contesting another case and could not appear before the court. On this, the court directed the prosecution lawyer to appear before the court today (Tuesday) and present his argument or else the court would announce one-sided decision in the case. Later, the court deferred the hearing.

Mishi Khan, while talking to media persons, said that she was roped in the case without any reason and now the complainant has been using delaying tactics to prolong the case. She said that the lady doctor had not ample proofs against her that was why she (Afshan) was trying to escape. “I am innocent and did nothing wrong,” Mishi claimed.

RAC stages play to celebrate Defence Day: A family play entitled ‘Shaheed-e-Watan’ was staged at Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Defence Day as well as in connection with National Action Plan.

The stage play was organised on special instructions of Provincial Secretary Information and Culture Momin Ali Agha, informed RAC Director Information Sajjad Hassan yesterday. According to him, the play was written by Rana Kashif, directed by Amin Shahzada and acted by Imtiaz Ali Kashif, Amin Shahzada, Reha Yousaf, Khalid Saeed, Naeem Bubba, Lali Shah, Dr Sajid, Zia Ullah Niazi, Shujaat Humayon, Lubna Shahzadi, and Rana Kashif. PML-N MPA Raja Hanif Advocate accompanied by Resident Director RAC Waqar Ahmed watched the drama. The play was arranged to pay rich tribute to brave armed forces of Pakistan.

The story opened with a happy family who has a sole son. The son was recruited in Pak Army. He soon got promotion and became an officer of major rank. His parents decided to marry his son with his cousin. The couple falls in love with each other.

At the day of their marriage, the war of 1965 starts and the major is called back to join his duty and is sent on eastern border where he is martyred in fighting the enemy. His parents felt proud on the martyrdom of their son while his wife is also proud to be a widow of a martyr.

MPA Raja Hanif Advocate addressing on the occasion said Rawalpindi Arts Council presented such a wonderful and emotional play to show solidarity with Pakistan Army. 

Waqar Ahmed said Pakistani nation is united to fight terrorism.