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Judge threatening case: Imran Khan’s non-bailable arrest warrant issued

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ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad court on Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the judge-threatening case.

Civil judge Malik Aman announced the verdict rejecting former premier Imran Khan’s petition seeking exemption from today’s hearing.

The court also directed the PTI chief to appear before it on April 18.

During the hearing, Khan’s lawyers requested to retain his bailable arrest warrant as he was facing security threats.

“Imran Khan has security concerns, his life is in danger, the Islamabad High Court has also issued notices for withdrawing security from him,” the PTI chief’s counsel said.

At this, the judge said that no one has appeared on behalf of the prosecution yet, let’s see what they have to say.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing of the case till 11am.

After the break, Prosecutor Raja Rizwan Abbasi appeared in Civil Judge Malik Aman’s court and opposed Imran Khan’s plea for exemption from today’s appearance.

The prosecutor said that Khan is absent and the bailable warrant should be changed to non-bailable. 

“Even the plea is not signed by him.”

After the arguments were completed by both parties on the plea, the court reserved the verdict which was announced later.

The charges, in this case, are related to a speech by Khan in which he allegedly threatened police and a female judge last year after one of his close aides, Shahbaz Gill, was denied bail in a sedition case. 

The cricket star turned politician has faced a barrage of legal woes since his ouster in a confidence vote in April last year by a united opposition led by his successor, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. 

A convicted politician is liable to be disqualified for at least five years under the laws of the land.

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PTI is given further time by the ECP to provide documents in the intra-party election case.

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Following an intra-party elections case, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was given an extension by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday to submit its paperwork.

Hearings were held on the PTI intra-party election case before a three-member bench chaired by Sindh ECP member Nisar Durrani.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ECP member questioned who oversaw the PTI elections as it wasn’t an organization.

Regarding the PTI’s recent election, the ECP voiced no objections. Barrister Gohar, the Chief of PTI, replied, “We plan to address a few legal and technical queries given enough time.”

During the raid on the PTI Central Secretariat, he claimed that the police had seized everything, including crucial party records, and that they had not even left a “water dispenser.”

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The PTI has filed a petition with the Lahore High Court to seek permission for holding a protest at Minar-e-Pakistan on August 14.

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In its appeal, PTI said that there will be no unlawful activity during the gathering, which they intended to hold on August 14 at Minar-e-Pakistan.

Permission from the court to hold the rally at Minar-e-Pakistan was requested.

PTI also asked for an injunction to stop harassing the petitioner and their family.

Notifying the Deputy Commissioner and other relevant parties, the court requested their comments. There was a one-week delay in the heating.

Note that the administration was also ordered by the Islamabad High Court to hold talks with the PTI in order to arrange a public gathering.

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The chairman of PTI, Barrister Gohar, and Raoof Hasan have been arrested.

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Senator Shibli Faraz of the PTI alleged on Monday that the Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICT) surrounded the PTI secretariat in Islamabad and apprehended PTI chairman Barrister Gohar and party spokesperson Rauf Hasan.

A substantial group of law enforcement officers arrived outside the PTI secretariat, accompanied by female police personnel.

Shibli Faraz alleged that the chairman of PTI and Rauf Hasan were apprehended by the ICT Police.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Secretariat was sealed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on May 24. The operation, carried out in cooperation with the district administration, featured anti-encroachment teams armed with heavy machinery that were deployed at the location situated in Sector G-84.

As to a representative from the CDA, the specific plot was assigned to an individual named Sartaj Ali. Nevertheless, instances of non-compliance with building regulations, such as the erection of an extra level, were observed. Additionally, it was stated that the political party had unlawfully occupied the neighboring acreage.

The Islamabad High Court issued a directive on June 4, instructing authorities to promptly remove the seal from Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s headquarters office in the federal capital, Islamabad.

Justice Thaman Rifat Imtiaz of the Islamabad High Court has delivered a ruling that was previously kept undisclosed. The court granted PTI’s case against the Capital Development Authority CDA.

On June 3, the Islamabad High Court deferred its verdict regarding the appeal against sealing the central secretariat of PTI and the CDA operation.

On May 27, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed the objection raised by the registrar’s office about the case filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The petition was against the closure of the party’s central secretariat and the actions of the Capital Development Authority (CDA). The instruction was given.

The PTI leader filed a petition seeking the annulment of the CDA’s order to seal the Central Secretariat.

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