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Court issues non-bailable arrest warrant for Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: In the judge ‘threat’ case, a district and sessions court in Islamabad issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Monday.

On August 20, PTI chairman condemned police and the judiciary for the alleged custodial torture of Shahbaz Gill and announced that his party would file cases against IGP Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, the DIG, and AD&SJ Zeba Chaudhry.

In the morning, Civil Judge Rana Mujahid Rahim resumed the hearing and adjourned it for an hour to ensure Imran Khan appeared in court.

Imran Khan’s lawyer Naeem Panjutha requested an exemption from court attendance for his client, and the judge reportedly told him that if Imran Khan didn’t show up during the allotted period, he would be issued a non-bailable arrest warrant.

According to Imran Khan’s attorney Naeem Panjutha, PTI leader has asked to be excused from court appearances because of concerns about his safety.

Imran Khan had been ordered by the court to present documents of the case on Monday. The Margalla police station opened a complaint against him.

However, after the hearing was resumed, the judge issued Imran Khan’s non-bailable arrest warrant and ordered that PTI leader appears before the court on March 29 after receiving confirmation from the lawyer that Imran Khan would not appear before the court.

It should be mentioned that PTI Chairman Amit Shah’s appeal against Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal’s ruling was allowed by IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, who also ordered Khan to make sure that Shah comes before the lower court on March 13.

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