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A formal charge sheet was presented against Khan and the driver, Saif, in City Court before Judicial Magistrate South.
I don't understand how his name was made public before a formal charge or even an investigation had taken place.
Shahnaz Riaz took formal charge of her former post after being reinstated by Islamabad High Court (IHC), today Tuesday.
The committee will have five to nine members, and a formal charge for the committee will be established at the July 15 meeting.
In its formal charge of election interference with the National Mediation Board, the IAM alleges that Delta manipulated the outcome of the election by isolating and coercing pre-merger Delta employees to vote from Delta-controlled computers while electronically blocking pre-merger Northwest employees (existing members of IAM) from voting on Delta computers.
By indicating that the formal charge will be replaced by an information, the two parties appear to be indicating that a deal has been struck.
A grand jury will consider a formal charge against him later this week.
Mutu is hoping to escape major punishment by attending rehabilitation sessions but will be interviewed by the FA in the next few days and could then face a formal charge and disciplinary hearing.
Bishop Buckle's lawyer, Stanley Martin, said that no formal charge has been filed against his client.
However, once adversarial judicial proceedings have begun, "whether by way of formal charge, preliminary hearing, indictment, information or arraignment," [5] the accused has the right to the assistance of counsel at all critical stages of the prosecution.
The only formal charge against him was that he had overstayed his visa.

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