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Imran Khan will not appear before IHC over security concerns

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan will not appear before the International Criminal Court today owing to security concerns, his counsel Barrister Gohar Ali stated on Tuesday.

Imran Khan was summoned to IHC today since his interim bail in eight cases was set to expire today. Barrister Gohar Ali stated that Khan will not appear before the Islamabad High Court due to security concerns.

He stated that a petition for a day’s exemption from court appearance will be filed at the IHC today because no ‘sufficient’ security arrangements had been made in advance of the former prime minister’s court appearance.

It should be mentioned that Khan is dealing with over 100 cases and has complained about security risks.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) demanded a statement from the federal government in response to Khan’s petition for the revocation of his protection.

Chief Justice Aamer Farooq of the Islamabad High Court heard the matter. Following ‘threatening’ utterances from Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, the former prime minister filed a petition at the IHC.

The top judge inquired at the start of the session, “Is Imran Khan being denied security as a former prime minister?”

The interior ministry canceled Khan’s protection, according to Faisal Farid, counsel for the IHC CJ.

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