IHC reserves verdict on PTI plea challenging Imran Khan’s arrest warrants
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved its verdict on Imran Khan s petition seeking the cancellation of his arrest warrants in the Toshakhana case, ARY News reported.
The party had filed the petition after police and PTI workers had come face to face outside Zaman Park a day earlier. IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq took up the petition filed by the PTI legal team.
At the outset of hearing, the IHC judge asked Imran s counsel, Khawaja Haris Ahmed, if he had addressed all the objections previously raised on the petition.
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Haris said that the court had directed the PTI chief to appear before the court on March 13 however he was unable to do so.
“What happened to our earlier order?” asked the IHC chief justice, adding that the court would examine the possible repercussions of not implementing its orders.
Justice Farooq replied: “It s all because of you. The court had provided a respectable path which was not followed.”
During the proceeding, Imran s counsel presented an affidavit signed by Imran and urged the judge to suspend the arrest warrants issued for his client.
“Whether it was a civil court or a trial court, one must show respect to the court,” the IHC chief justice remarked.
Justice Farooq then remarked that a political party s workers were attacking the police, adding that it was an attack on the state.
The court then reserved the verdict.
A local court in the federal capital issued Imran’s arrest warrants and ordered the police to arrest Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case once again over his non-appearance.