Pak Court Cancels Imran Khan’ Arrest Warrant
A local court in Islamabad on Saturday allowed Former Pak PM Imran Khan to go back without his indictment after he marked his attendance outside the court complex, amidst a scuffle between his supporters and security forces.
Khan who was scheduled to appear before the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zafar Iqbal to attend proceedings in relation to the Toshakhana case couldnt make it and so after waiting for hours, Judge Iqbal agreed with the suggestion by his lawyer to get the signature of the former premier on the attendance sheet in his vehicle to comply with the court orders of in-person presence.
“The situation as it is, the hearing and appearance cannot proceed that is why all those who have gathered here should disperse after marking attendance. There is no need for shelling or pelting, the hearing cannot be held today,” the judge was quoted as saying by a local media house.
Khan reached the court premises but his efforts to reach the courtroom were thwarted due to the deteriorating law and order situation.
Earlier in the day, over 10,000 armed Punjab police personnel launched a major operation at former Pakistan prime ministers residence, arrested 61 workers of his party and claimed to have seized weapons and petrol bombs, hours after he left for Islamabad to appear before a court.