Court summons Imran Khan in terrorism-related cases on different dates
By News Desk
August 22, 2023 02:55 PM
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Tuesday summoned former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan in five different cases on different dates, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Imran’s lawyers Jan Muhammad, Sardar Masroof and Naeem Panjotha appeared in the court.
Advocate Jan Muhammad told the court it was not easy to produce Imran in the court every day.
Judge Abul Hasnat replied he knew it was not appropriate to bring him to the court every day. “Co-suspects in these cases should also be produced in the court,” the judge remarked.
PTI lawyer then requested the court to summon his client in these cases on the same day rather than summoning him on different days so that there could be no inconvenience in marking him present. “PTI chief also has some security issues,” Advocate Jan Muhammad said.
The judge replied that why make it an issue when Imran had to appear in the court on a single day. “Since there is a large number of co-suspects, it will be difficult to mark them present separately,” he said, added, “The court will later club the cases together.”
The ATC then summoned Imran on September 25 in connection with two cases registered against him at Ramna police station, on October 12 in connection with cases registered against him at CTD police station and Sangjani, and on October 5 in connection with the case lodged against him at Golra police station.
Reporter: Farzana Siddique