Imran Khan approaches LHC as Islamabad court docket rejects his pre-arrest bail n IHC bars banking court docket resolution on PTI chief’s bail, seeks recent medical experiences.
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE – The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) on Wednesday stopped the banking court docket from deciding the pre-arrest bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in prohibited funding case and sought his recent medical experiences on subsequent listening to.
A two-judge bench, comprising Justice Mohsin Akhter Kayani and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, heard the petition of Imran Khan, difficult the orders of banking court docket concerning summoning him in private capability. The division bench heard the case together with the objections raised by the Registrar workplace in opposition to the plea. Petitioner’s lawyer Barrister Salman Safdar took the stance that his consumer had already appeared within the court docket of particular decide central and he additionally needed to seem once more. He stated that if an accused appeared earlier than the court docket, then he could possibly be granted exemption from look in subsequent listening to as per the latest judgment of the highest court docket.
The lawyer stated that his consumer couldn’t journey as a result of injured leg, including that the Registrar Workplace raised objection of biometric verification. Imran Khan would be capable to stroll until the tip of this month as per his docs, he stated.
The court docket briefly eliminated the objection of Registrar workplace and instructed it to repair the case once more for listening to after including diary quantity. Justice Jahangiri noticed that PTI’s chief had sought eight instances adjournment within the case. Justice Kayani requested whether or not the petitioner needed this court docket to cease the choice of banking court docket.
The petitioner’s lawyer stated that his consumer was given interim bail on October 17, whereas the incident of Wazirabad had taken place on November 3. He stated that his consumer had given purposes for exemption from attendance two instances earlier than the incident and 6 instances after it.
The lawyer stated that Imran Khan by no means hesitated to seem earlier than the courts however now medical floor was earlier than the court docket. After the arguments, the court docket stopped the banking court docket from taking resolution until the following date and likewise sought the recent medical report of Imran Khan on February 22.
It could be talked about that the Registrar workplace had raised three objections on the petition of Imran Khan together with biometric, unverified affidavit of Imran Khan and including the title of particular decide central within the case.
The bench briefly granted exemption from biometric and likewise instructed the petitioner to confirm his affidavit from Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) as a substitute of oath commissioner.
The banking court docket had granted the final alternative to Imran Khan for showing in prohibited funding case, lodged by FIA in opposition to him and others. Nonetheless, the previous prime minister had challenged the orders earlier than IHC.
‘Pre-arrest bail dismissed’
Additionally, the Islamabad Anti-Terrorism Courtroom (ATC) Wednesday rejected the pre-arrest bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan attributable to his steady disappearances in a case pertaining to violation of Part 144 on account of staging a protest exterior the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) in opposition to its resolution within the Toshakhana case.
ATC Choose Raja Jawad Abbas heard the case. Advocates Dr Babar Awan and Ali Bokhari appeared earlier than the court docket on behalf of the PTI’s chief. In the course of the course of proceedings, Imran Khan’s attorneys submitted an utility in search of a onetime exemption from look for his consumer on medical grounds. The court docket, nonetheless, rejected the request after which took a break for a while.
Later, Dr Babar Awan stepped as much as the podium and skim out the contents of the primary data report registered beneath Part- 144 and stated the court docket had already accepted the bail of different accused within the case. He additionally prayed to the court docket to exclude the sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) from the FIR. The court docket noticed that it was listening to the bail petition, and there have been clear directions of the excessive court docket that the trial court docket couldn’t resolve the difficulty regarding the ATA clauses till the case challan was submitted. Baber Awan stated the Extra Classes Choose had granted interim bail to Imran Khan until February 27. His consumer had tried to attend the proceedings, however he couldn’t journey for the aim, he added. He prayed the court docket to grant a final probability to his consumer and concern his summon discover, and so they have been even able to submit surety bonds.
The court docket stated if it gave reduction to at least one accused for a bullet damage then it must give reduction to others as properly. If the petitioner didn’t take again his bail case then it will cross an order. The accused may even get protecting bail from the Lahore Excessive Courtroom. The court docket subsequently rejected the bail petition of Imran Khan.
‘Ex-premier app roaches Lahore High Court’
Hours after an Islamabad anti- terrorism court docket rejected PTI chief Imran Khan’s interim bail in a case pertaining to a protest exterior the Election Fee (ECP), the ex-premier approached the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) in search of protecting bail.
Subsequently, Imran petitioned the LHC for a protecting bail. The petition was submitted by Imran’s counsels Advocates Malik Ghulam Abbas Nissoana, Muhammad Farooq Khokhar, Rashid Gill, Muhammad Aadil Khan and Ch Asghar Ali.
Within the petition, Imran stated that the Islamabad court docket didn’t grant him an exemption from look on the idea of medical grounds, and rejected his request for an extension in his interim bail.
“I have to submit a bail petition again in the Islamabad ATC,” he acknowledged within the petition and prayed to the Lahore Excessive Courtroom to “approve the protective bail for the surrender to take place in the concerned court.”
A one-judge bench headed by Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh heard the case.
In the course of the listening to, Imran’s lawyer informed the court docket that “it is difficult [for Imran] to walk around according to his medical report,” he stated, insisting that “Imran Khan wanted to appear before the court.” The decide stated that the “law is equal for everyone” and that it was crucial for the suspect to be current in court docket.
“In principal, I should dismiss this petition but I am making a concession,” he stated. Justice Sheikh urged the petitioner’s counsel to carry Imran in court docket by 8pm, following which the listening to was adjourned.
As soon as the listening to resumed, PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry appeared earlier than the court docket and stated that the court docket had suggested the ex-premier to relaxation. He additional stated that there have been issues concerning Imran’s safety. Nonetheless, Justice Sheikh stated he couldn’t hear Fawad’s arguments as he was “not in uniform”. The decide once more acknowledged that it was necessary for the suspect to be current whereas in search of protecting bail.
At this, Imran’s counsel stated that he may current his consumer by way of video hyperlink. Nonetheless, Justice Sheikh stated that the “proper procedure should be followed”.
“If you give me a guarantee that the petitioner will be present in court, I will adjourn the hearing till the morning,” he stated. “Bring him on a stretcher or in an ambulance. Bail will not be granted without him being present in court,” the decide added. When the listening to resumed after a brief break, Justice Sheikh once more requested about Imran’s whereabouts.