Toshakhana case: High Court rejects Imran Khan's plea seeking suspension of arrest warrant
Islamabad (Pakistan), March 16: Islamabad High Court on Thursday dismissed former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's plea seeking the suspension of non-bailable arrest warrants issued in connection with the Toshakhana case.
According to Geo News, Additional District and Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal on Thursday announced the verdict reserved earlier redirecting the arrest of the former prime minister and instructing the concerned authorities to present him before the court on March 18.
He stated that the decision was made after reviewing all aspects of the law, and he hopes that the petitioners will enjoy reading the detailed verdict.
The party asked the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday to suspend Khan's non-bailable arrest warrants in the Toshakhana case, but the high court told the deposed prime minister's counsel to go to the trial court because the order for his arrest was "in line with the law," according to Geo News.
Today's hearing was presided over by an additional district and sessions judge, who gave Khan's counsel two options: suspend the issued warrants or issue bailable arrest warrants.
Meanwhile, the situation at Khan's Zaman Park residence appears to be calm after the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered a halt to the police operation until 10 a.m. on Thursday. However, when the hearing was resumed today, the court clarified that it had not stopped police from carrying out the arrest warrants and asked PTI to resolve the ongoing issue, according to Geo News.
PTI workers and police clashed for nearly 24 hours as Zaman Park turned into a battleground, with police forces trying to get through supporters and arrest Khan, who was voted out of office as prime minister in April.
Numerous people were injured, including police officers and PTI workers, as law enforcement used tear gas and party supporters threw Molotov cocktails.
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