Imran Khan to seem earlier than LHC forward of graft case listening to in Islamabad courtroom

LAHORE: Ousted premier Imran Khan will seem earlier than a Pakistani courtroom right here on Friday and supply an assurance that he was able to current himself on Saturday earlier than the choose dealing with a corruption case in opposition to him.
Khan, the 70-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, has been resisting arrest within the Toshakhana case and is holed up inside his Zaman Park residence right here surrounded by a whole lot of his supporters, who’ve fought pitched battles with the police and Rangers over the previous few days.
“Imran Khan will come to the Lahore Excessive Courtroom himself and guarantee the choose that he’s able to go to the Islamabad courtroom,” PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry advised media individuals on Friday, including that “an enterprise has additionally been given to the courtroom”.
Further District and Periods Choose in Islamabad Zafar Iqbal had re-issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Khan on February 28 and directed the capital metropolis police to convey him to courtroom by March 18.
Whereas listening to the case, the choose remarked that Khan ought to give up unconditionally earlier than searching for any favour from the courtroom.
Khan has skipped a number of hearings within the case.
Choose Iqbal on Monday re-issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Khan and directed the police to convey him to courtroom by March 18.
Nevertheless, when the police reached Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore to arrest him on Tuesday, they had been met with resistance, resulting in two-day pitched battles between PTI supporters and legislation enforcement companies. The clashes in the end subsided after the courts intervened on Wednesday.
Forward of the listening to in LHC on Friday, Chaudhry tweeted that each events had “agreed to resolve the problems” and the agreed resolution shall be introduced in courtroom.
Khan has been within the crosshairs for getting items, together with an costly Graff wristwatch he had obtained because the premier at a reduced value from the state depository known as Toshakhana, and promoting them for revenue.
Established in 1974, the Toshakhana is a division underneath the executive management of the Cupboard Division and shops valuable items given to rulers, parliamentarians, bureaucrats, and officers by heads of different governments and states and overseas dignitaries.
In keeping with Khan, he was dealing with over 80 totally different circumstances in varied courts throughout Pakistan.
Khan was ousted from energy in April final yr after shedding a no-confidence vote, which he alleged was a part of a US-led conspiracy concentrating on him due to his unbiased overseas coverage choices on Russia, China, and Afghanistan.
Since his ouster, Khan has been asking for early elections to oust what he termed an “imported authorities” led by prime minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Sharif has maintained that elections shall be held later this yr as soon as the parliament completes its five-year tenure.

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