Pakistan: In the Toshkhana case, Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is likely to be arrested in this case, is now set to appear in the Lahore High Court on March 18. On Wednesday, In a letter to the President of the Lahore High Court Bar, Khan assured that he would appear before the court on the said date.
Pakistan: In the Toshkhana case, Ex Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who is likely to be arrested in this case, is now set to appear in the Lahore High Court on March 18.On Wednesday, In a letter to the President of the Lahore High Court Bar, Khan assured that he would appear before the court on the said date. However, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said he was mentally prepared to be arrested on Tuesday night.
In a video message, Imran said, “It is part of London’s plan and an agreement has been signed there to put Imran in jail, bring down PTI and end all cases against Nawaz Sharif.” That he does not understand the reason behind the attack on the people as he had already assured that he would appear in the court on March 18.
The former prime minister’s remarks came amid tension prevailing in Lahore in the early hours of Wednesday. Let us tell you that on Tuesday, the police were called to arrest the former Prime Minister at his residence Zaman Park, where a standoff has been going on between the party supporters and the police for more than 14 hours over his arrest.
Imran called on his supporters to come out after police used tear gas and water cannons on supporters outside Zaman Park, leading to protests in Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi. According to a Sama English report, the Punjab Police used water cannons and fired tear gas shells at Imran supporters and workers standing on both sides of Canal Road.
On the other hand, a large number of PTI supporters demonstrated outside the Press Club in Peshawar. After the protest, PTI workers blocked Shershah Suri Road and started marching towards the Governor’s House. Islamabad Police said PTI protesters had blocked Tarnol Road but timely action was taken to reopen it for traffic.
A police officer said that a case has been registered at Tarnol police station against the PTI workers who blocked the road on the orders of Imran Khan. Two non-bailable arrest warrants were issued for the PTI chairman on Monday after he failed to appear in courts in cases related to Toshakhana and threatened a woman additional district and sessions judge.
The 70-year-old former prime minister is recovering from a bullet injury sustained in an assassination attempt in Wazirabad last year and has been on the run from hearing several cases, Dawn reported. The PTI chief was to appear before two district and sessions courts in Islamabad on Tuesday, but Imran’s lawyers filed a petition seeking exemption from the hearing citing security reasons. On 7 March, the IHC suspended Imran’s non-bailable arrest warrant till 13 March and directed him to appear before the sessions court.
At the commencement of the proceedings on Tuesday, Imran’s counsel Khawaja Haris informed the court that his client would not be able to appear. Imran’s lawyer said, “He is not refusing to appear, but due to security threats, he cannot appear.”