ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The cricketer turned politician Imran Khan, who is the leader of the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been facing multiple legal challenges in various court cases in Islamabad, which is the capital city of Pakistan.
On Tuesday, the Islamabad Sessions Court hearing the Toshakhana case has issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Imran Khan due to his persistent absence from court hearings. This means that if he fails to appear in court, he may be arrested by the police.
It is important to note that Imran Khan is a well-known politician in Pakistan and has previously served as the country’s Prime Minister. The legal challenges he is facing have been ongoing for some time and are related to allegations of prohibited funding, terrorism, and misuse of power during his tenure as Prime Minister. These cases have garnered a lot of media attention and are of significant interest to people in Pakistan and the international community.
During the hearing, a member of Imran Khan’s legal team requested an exemption from his in-person appearance as he had to appear in two other courts in the judicial complex on the same day. The PTI counsel, Ali Bukhari, requested the court to adjourn the hearing for five days, but the ECP’s counsel opposed the request, stating that the PTI chief did not want to appear before the court.
The judge called for a recess in the hearing, and upon resuming, issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Imran Khan due to his persistent absences. It is important to note that the Toshakhana case relates to allegations of misuse of state assets, and Imran Khan is facing several legal challenges related to this and other allegations.