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Tuesday 6th June 2023 / 17 Zulkaedah 1444

Islamabad court orders Imran Khan’s arrest in Toshakhana case

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ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions court restored on Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s non-bailable arrest warrant in the Toshakhana case.

The Islamabad court had earlier reserved its verdict on a petition filed by the former prime minister seeking an exemption from the hearing of the case.

Last week, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the non-bailable arrest warrant for Khan issued by the local court issued due to the PTI chief’s continuous absence.

IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq accepted the PTI chief’s plea against Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal’s decision and directed Khan to ensure that he appears before the lower court on March 13.

However, during today’s hearing, Khan filed an exemption plea citing security threats and failed to appear before the court once again.

Rejecting Khan’s exemption plea, the court issued orders to arrest the PTI chief and present him before the court on March 18.

“It is the police’s job to bring Imran Khan to the court,” remarked the court.

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