Additional session judge suspends Imran Khan’s arrest warrants

Toshakhana case: NAB summons Imran Khan tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Addition Session Judge Zafar Iqbal suspended the arrest warrants of PTI Chairman Imran Khan and adjourned the hearing of the Toshakhan case till March 30.
The court accepted the attended of Imran Khan from his vehicle after the court file went missing with Imran Khan signature. The court would hear argument about maintainability of the case on March 30 and summoned Imran Khan on the hearing date. The court also postponed the indictment of Imran Khan.
Imran Khan arrived in Islamabad in a rally from Zaman Park to appear in the Judicial Complex in connection with the Toshakhana case. During this time, there were clashes between PTI workers and the police outside judicial complex.
Clashes continued around the Judicial Complex, during which the additional session judge ordered court officials to bring the accused to the court room, but later, the request to signature in Imran Khan’s car was accepted.
The SP revealed in court that he had fallen due to the stone-pelting and PTI workers’ violence, after which the attendance sheet was lost.
Imran Khan’s lawyer, Khawaja Haris, said that the SP was lying to the court and asked the court to record the SP’s statement.
PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi has confirmed that Imran Khan has left the judicial complex after completing legal formalities.
Earlier, the PTI workers clashed with police and caused damage to public property, forcing the law enforcers to briefly detain Khan’s Chief of Staff Shibli Faraz.
The former prime minister’s convoy also faced several hurdles on its way from Lahore to Islamabad — from vehicles overturning to police and party workers clashing on several spots.
In line with PTI’s insistence that Khan’s life is in danger and he needs security, Islamabad Chief Commissioner Noorul Amin Mengal shifted the hearing from F-8 Court Complex to the Judicial Complex in G-11 as a “one-time dispensation”.
Ahead of Khan’s arrival at Islamabad’s Judicial Complex, the area was put on high security to ensure law and order and avoid any untoward situations — as happened last month.
But a situation like last time took place as PTI workers began stone-pelting at authorities inside the premises of the Islamabad Judicial Complex, resulting in teargas being spread to the courtroom where Khan was set to appear.


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