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IHC rejects Imran Khan’s plea seeking suspension of jail trials

By News Desk

January 30, 2024 06:24 PM


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed the former PTI chairman Imran Khan’s petitions requesting to suspend his jail trial in Toshakhana and the Al-Qadir £190 million references, reported the 24NewsHD TV channel. 

A division bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri announced the verdict to reject both applications brought forth by the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The court reserved the verdict on January 24.

“Detailed reasons will be issued in a written order,” the two-member bench said.

The former premier Imran Khan had challenged his jail trial in the corruption references about the Toshakhana gift and Al-Qadir University £190 million case.

During the last hearing, NAB lawyer Amjad Pervaiz told the court that Imran Khan was arrested on November 13 in the Al-Qadir Trust case. The arrest was made after getting permission from the Official Secrets Act special court, he added.

The AGP then submitted a report on the media coverage of the Al-Qadir Trust and Toshakhana cases.

Imran Khan’s lawyer, Shoaib Shaheen, remarked that after the latest amendment to the NAB law, the authority for appointing judges has changed.

 “The NAB submitted a request on November 13 and a summary was prepared the same day and the cabinet also approved it immediately,” Shoaib Shaheen said.

 He further said that the AGP is saying the public had access to the court, adding that he could say it on record that lawyers who accompanied him were denied permission to enter the court.

“The judges have stopped all their work and are sitting in jail only for a trial in these cases,” Shoaib Shaheen remarked.

On January 9, an accountability court had indicted ex-premier Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi in the Toshakhana reference filed against them by the NAB.


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