ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was issued a non-bailable arrest warrant by a district and sessions court in Islamabad on Monday for failing to attend the hearing
The reserved verdict was made public by Civil Judge Rana Mujahid Rahim.
During the hearing, a lawyer for the PTI chief, Intezar Haider Panjutha, stated that it is not safe for Imran Khan to come to Islamabad in light of security. The court rejected Khan’s petition for exemption from attending the hearing of the case in person and ordered the police to produce the PTI chief before it by March 29.
Naeem Haider Panjutha, another member of Khan’s legal team, stated that a petition was filed on behalf of the former prime minister for security reasons.
“Not appearing for some reasons and not willing to appear are two different things,” the attorney said in her request to accept Imran’s plea.
The PTI chief’s plea had been rejected earlier by the sessions court, which stated that “if Imran did not appear in court today, a non-bailable arrest warrant against him would be issued.”
A non-bailable arrest warrant will be issued against Imran Khan if he does not appear during court hours today, the judge stated Imran Khan Non-bailable arrest warrant issued for ‘threatening’ woman judge.
The court then temporarily postponed the hearing until 12:30 p.m. before resuming it.
At Islamabad’s Margalla police station, a case has been filed against the PTI chair for making threats to judge Zeba Chaudhry.