After spending a little time outside the Islamabad judicial complex, Imran Khan departs for Lahore
ISLAMABAD- Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, started his journey home from Lahore after spending some time outside the courthouse for testifying in the Toshakhana case.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi, vice chairman of the PTI, asserted that the entire attendance procedure had been finished and Imran Khan had been given permission to leave following his attendance.
Prior to this, the PTI head was given permission to leave the courtroom after arriving in Islamabad on Saturday to appear before Additional District and Sessions Judge Zaffar Iqbal and marking his attendance in his car outside the courthouse.
While delivering attendance papers at the gate to record Imran Khan’s attendance outside the court building, the court made note that the judiciary desired peace rather than conflict.
Imran Khan, the leader of the PTI, was heard complaining that he had been waiting to enter the court for 15 minutes but was denied access in a recording that was made available to the media.
Shibli Faraz was detained by the police for a brief length of time before being released.
The PTI leaders said that other politicians had also been detained and had been beaten by police. But, the judge requested that Shibli Faraz be allowed entry. He pleaded with a policeman to maintain calm. The SP informed the judge that he will return following Imran Khan’s attendance.
Shibli Faraz briefly appeared in court and wept over his ordeal while claiming to be a heart patient. He claimed that the cops had mistreated him.
Minutes earlier, as Imran Khan arrived in Islamabad to attend a court hearing in the Toshakhana case, hundreds of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members and police officers met face to face. The Frontier Constabulary also intervened to maintain order after reports of fights and police baton charges of enraged workers near the courthouse surfaced.
The PTI leader was asked to enter the grounds of the judicial complex, but the Islamabad IGP said that a police post had been attacked and set on fire. The capital city is in a precarious scenario.
The PTI employees, according to the police, were throwing stones at the security guards.
Today (Saturday), Mr. Khan departed for Islamabad to attend a hearing in the Toshakhana case at the Judiciary Complex, according to The former premier’s motorcade was accompanied by a sizable contingent of PTI leaders, including Faisal Javed and Musarrat Cheema, as well as workers. The convoy will reach the capital city via motorway.
The Toshakhana case hearing has been moved from the district and sessions court to the Judiciary Complex. The court will be moved, according to a notification from the chief commissioner’s office. Rather than the district and sessions court in Sector F-8, Imran Khan was required to appear in Court No. 1 of the Judiciary Complex in G-11/4. Further Sessions The case is being heard by Judge Zafar Iqbal.
The district and sessions court ordered an indictment hearing for the former prime minister on February 28. The case was brought at the request of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for hiding the specifics of gifts he received from the Toshakhana while in office.
Further Sessions On February 28, Judge Zafar Iqbal was supposed to lay out the charges against him, but his attorney asked for a hearing exemption because the defendant had to appear before other courts in the capital city. The PTI chief was then the subject of non-bailable arrest warrants issued by the judge.