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plea

a. Law something alleged or pleaded by or on behalf of a party to legal proceedings in support of his claim or defence
b. Criminal law the answer made by an accused to the charge
c. (in Scotland and formerly in England) a suit or action at law
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Former NAB chief Qamar Zaman Chaudhry faced severe criticism last year after he accepted a plea bargain request of former Balochistan secretary finance Mushtaq Raisani in the Rs3 billion corruption case.
According to the data available on the NAB website, the bureau has struck 1,400 voluntary return and 418 plea bargain deals between January 2008 and June 2015, amounting to billions of rupees.
If we talk of marginal farmers, among them are the vegetable farmers tending only a small parcel of land to produce vegetables,' he said, adding that VICSMin already prepared a resolution for vegetables' inclusion in PLEA.
The detailed judgment would be announced later mentioning reasons for dismissing the plea.
The Court's decision of 15 August 2017 struck Section 23 of RA 9165 (which had prohibited plea bargaining in all proceedings involving the violation of the Dangerous Drugs Law) as unconstitutional for being contrary to the rule-making authority of the Court,' Te said in a press briefing.
A plea bargain is an agreement reached between a prosecutor and a defendant in which the accused pleads guilty in return for a lighter sentence or for certain charges to be dropped.
The Court's opinions lie at the intersection of two "markets" in the criminal justice system: plea bargaining and the provision of indigent defense.
The court announced the decision on accused Hashim Khan bail plea which was earlier reserved.
According to details, Justice Rana Aftab heard the case in which a lawyer of Ayyan's legal team Khurram Khosa presented a plea seeking permanent exemption of the model in the case.
ubiquity of plea bargaining, the Supreme Court and the rest of the legal
Meanwhile, on behalf of Ayyan a plea has been filed in the Customs court for return of supermodel's passport.
Federal Plea Bargaining Operates With Too Little Judicial