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Islamabad court upholds non-bailable arrest warrants for imran khan in Toshakhana case

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan (C) waves at his party supporters during a rally in Islamabad on May 26, 2022. - Pakistan called in the army on May 26 after Khan led a rally to the capital Islamabad with thousands of supporters -- in a showdown with his political rivals that saw clashes break out between protesters and police. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad upheld non-bailable arrest warrants for former prime minister Imran Khan in Toshakhana case.

Imran Khan’s lawyer filed a plea in the district and sessions court, seeking cancellation of the non-bailable arrest warrants.

Judge Zafar Iqbal announced the reserved verdict on Monday noon.

Former PM and PTI chairman Imran Khan again did not appear in the district and sessions court in Islamabad today. Resultantly, judge Zafar Iqbal rejected the plea and upheld arrest warrants.

Earlier, Additional District and Sessions Judge issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former prime minister Imran Khan in Toshakhana reference case.

On Tuesday, Judge Zafar Iqbal issued non-bailable warrant at a time when Imran Khan was in the Islamabad High Court to appear in pre-arrest bail in this case.

A file photo of former prime minister Imran Khan.

Earlier, the anti-terrorism court (ATC) and Banking Tribunal today granted pre-arrest bail to the former prime minister and PTI chairman Imran Khan in two different cases.

Imran Khan appeared in two cases (out of four) _ the prohibited funding case and the “attempted murder” case.

The ATC and Banking Tribunal approved the bail of Imran Khan when he appeared in the courts on Tuesday at Noon.

Earlier, scores of the PTI workers escorting former Prime Minister Imran Khan broke the main entrance gate, CCTV cameras of the Judicial Complex in Islamabad.

The PTI supporters also created a law and order situation at the complex during the appearance of PTI chairman in the court on Tuesday.

Javed Mahmood
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