Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) Imran Khan had lastly appeared earlier than the court docket on Saturday for the Toshakhana case listening to. Native information channel Geo TV reported that warrant for Khan’s arrest has been cancelled by the trial court docket in Islamabad as they famous Khan’s presence. Based on native media, Khan was allowed to mark his presence from his car by the decide as he was unable to enter the court docket room bodily resulting from chaos across the judicial compound.
Based on information shops, Fawad Chaudhry, Former Minister of Data and Broadcasting of Pakistan and shut aide of Khan advised them that Khan’s presence had been famous formally by the court docket and Khan had left and head in direction of his dwelling, Lahore.
Earlier whereas he was travelling to Islamabad, police reached his residence. Imran Khan tweeted that in the meantime Punjab Police have led an assault on his home in Zaman Park the place his spouse Bushra Begum is alone. He additionally questions the motion saying beneath what regulation are they doing this and add additionally that that is a part of London Plan the place commitments have been made to deliver absconder Nawaz Sharif, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, to energy as quid professional quo for agreeing to at least one appointment. Pakistan Geo information studies that Punjab police has arrested greater than 20 social gathering staff.
Whereas heading in direction of for listening to, Khan tweeted that it’s now clear that, regardless of he having gotten bail in all his instances, the PDM govt intends to arrest him. Regardless of understanding their malafide intentions, he’s continuing to Islamabad & the court docket bec(as a result of) he believes in rule of regulation. However sick intent of this cabal of crooks shd(ought to) be clear to all.”
Khan additionally tweeted that it is usually apparent now that the whole siege of Lahore was not about making certain he seem earlier than the court docket in a case however was supposed to take him away to jail in order that he’ll unable to guide his election marketing campaign.
Earlier on 14th March, the court docket granted safety towards arrest as Khan assured that he would seem on Saturday. On the identical day, clashes have been reported between law enforcement officials and PTI staff as police have been heading in direction of to arrest Khan on court docket’s directions, Geo Information reported.
On Friday, Pakistan based mostly Daybreak newspaper reported that the Pakistan authorities shifted the venue of Toshakhana case listening to to safer Judicial Advanced from the extra periods court docket citing safety concern for Khan.
Hours earlier than heading to Islamabad, information outlet reported that Khan has fashioned a committee to guide in case he’s arrested.
Earlier this week, Pakistan’s Data Minister Amir Mir denied any involvement of the federal government relating to police motion saying police have been complying court docket orders. Concerning clashes between PTI staff and police, he mentioned to information outlet that When police reached the PTI activists tried to cease them by pelting stones and baton assaults. In retaliation, police arrested lots of them. They (Punjab Police) had already knowledgeable the PTI management (Imran Khan) in regards to the proof assortment course of. With Inputs from varied information companies. (Reuters, ANI, Firstpost)