Pakistan Supreme Court orders Imran Khan to be presented at court within an hour
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered that former Prime Minister Imran Khan be presented before the court in an hour
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Former Prime Minister Imran Khan to be presented before the court in an hour.
The top court’s order on Thursday came after his legal team challenged his arrest.
Atleast 11 people were killed and dozens were injured after Khan’s supporters clashed with the police. Around 2,500 people have been arrested so far.
They have also arrested at least three senior leaders of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party including a former foreign minister in Khan’s cabinet during his premiership between 2018 and 2022.
CJP Bandil has ordered National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to produce the chief of PTI before the Supreme Court today.
The court also observed that no one could be arrested from the court without permission of the registrar of the court.
Imran was arrested on Tuesday by the anti-graft agency in a land fraud case. Later, violence triggered in the entire country after his arrest.
Mobile data services remained suspended and schools and offices were closed in two of Pakistan’s four provinces. Social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram have been blocked.