The court inquired that there was no arrest warrant? The lawyer said that the warrant was for arrest.
Justice Aamir Farooq said that the court was calling you to indict you, you should appear for the indictment proceedings and later take immunity.
The Chief Justice of the High Court said that the law is equal for all, you tell me what the court should do? The court has to follow the legal procedure.
On which Imran Khan’s lawyer Qaiser Imam took a stand that we want the warrant to be cancelled.
The court inquired what will happen after that. You were supposed to appear today, but you didn’t, now tell me when to appear?
Chief Justice Amir Farooq said that Imran Khan has to appear before me, come on 9th and appear there too.
He remarked that on merit you get nothing in this petition, tell me what can I do about it? Tell me the date on which date Imran Khan will appear.
Imran Khan’s lawyer opined that Imran Khan faces serious security threats.
On which the Chief Justice remarked that we are receiving letters of security threats every day, should we stop the work? The IG came to me and said that all the judges have security threats.
Justice Amir Farooq further said that I was told to take security for myself and other judges, how can I take security by putting the public at risk?
He further said that there are threats to everyone, letters are brought to me every day, there are also threats to the people who come to Islamabad court, we have arranged a security plan for Islamabad High Court and court.
Justice Amir Farooq remarked that you create threats for yourself, what happened in the High Court last week should also be seen, security threats are invited by you.
He further said that what happened in the High Court in the previous appearance is in front of you, what will happen when you come with two thousand people?
Justice Amir Farooq said that remember the incident of Benazir Bhutto’s martyrdom, what happened there, there was a crowd, who knew who came with what intention, when you come with 2000 people, things will go wrong. will go to
Justice Amir Farooq inquired whether you give an affidavit that you want to appear in court? You’re still not ready to submit, be fair with the system.
He further said that according to the trial court Imran Khan did not appear even today despite being summoned, be fair to the system, do not make fun of the system and do not flop it.
The Chief Justice said that either I stop the trial by giving you a date of 2 months? This respite should then be given to every questioner in Islamabad so that everyone gets a date of two months.
Advocate General Islamabad came to the rostrum and said that he is raising the question of security, but Imran Khan is holding a rally for the election campaign tomorrow.
Chief Justice Amir Farooq said that I do not want to discuss any political issue.
Imran Khan’s lawyer Ali Bukhari said that other cases have also been registered against Imran Khan, Imran Khan is locked inside the house and he cannot come out.
The Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court said that it is not possible that the case which is to be registered should be given relief in advance.
Later, the Islamabad High Court adjourned the hearing for half an hour, giving time to the lawyers to consult with Imran Khan.
When the hearing started after the break, Imran Khan’s lawyers asked for 4 weeks time to appear in the court, Chief Justice Amir Farooq said that they cannot give 4 weeks time, tell the court to start the advertisement process?
The Chief Justice said that no new F8 will be made in 4 weeks, it will remain the same. Lawyer Qaiser Imam said to give as much time as possible. The court summoned Advocate General Jahangir Jadoon to the rostrum. Jahangir Jadoon said that Imran Khan should appear on March 9, we have no objection, the F8 should appear the day after tomorrow, and the High Court should appear at 3 o’clock.
Imran Khan’s lawyers said that we have concerns regarding security, Chief Justice Amir Farooq said that security will be ensured by the session court, we are not concerned about our own security, but the security of common people, the lives of common citizens are as important as my life. has a
The Chief Justice said that the life of the citizens is more important for me, the life is the trust of Allah, the day on which there is life, there is life.
The Chief Justice remarked that he has asked for adequate time, I see, along with this, the court reserved its decision on Imran Khan’s request.
Application filed in Islamabad High Court
It should be remembered that Islamabad’s Additional District Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Imran Khan on February 28 after he did not appear despite repeated summons to indict him in the Tosha Khana case.
The court had ordered the police to arrest Imran Khan by March 7 and produce him before the court.
Against which Imran Khan filed an application in the Sessions Court through his lawyers Qaiser Imam, Barrister Gohar and Ali Bukhari yesterday (March 6) and requested to cancel the warrant.
However, the court rejected this request of Chairman PTI. So, today the former prime minister filed an application in the High Court through his lawyer Ali Bukhari Advocate and requested to appoint him for hearing today.
In the application, Imran Khan requested that the decision of the subordinate court to issue the arrest warrant on February 28 and maintain it on March 6 should be annulled so that he can appear in the trial court and defend himself.
Tosha Khana Reference
It should be noted that the Election Commission of Pakistan had sent the reference of criminal proceedings against Imran Khan to the court after the decision to disqualify him in the Tosha Khana case, in which a non-bailable arrest warrant had been issued for his non-appearance. are
In August last year, on the request of 5 members of the National Assembly of the ruling alliance, the Speaker of the National Assembly sent the Tosha Khana reference to the Election Commission for the disqualification of former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In the reference, it was alleged that Imran Khan did not disclose the income earned by selling gifts from Tosha Khana under assets.
The reference filed under Article 63 of the Constitution sought the disqualification of Imran Khan under Article 62 (one) (f).
During the hearing of the case, Imran Khan’s lawyer, Barrister Ali Zafar, had taken the stand that disqualification under Section 62 (one) (f) is only the jurisdiction of the judiciary and according to the Supreme Court, the Election Commission is not a court.
Imran Khan had submitted his written response to the Election Commission on September 7 in connection with the Tosha Khana reference. According to the response, 58 gifts were given to the Prime Minister and his wife between August 1, 2018 and December 31, 2021.
It was reported that these gifts mostly consisted of flower vases, tablecloths, decorative items, wall decorations, small carpets, wallets, perfumes, rosaries, calligraphy, frames, paperweights and pen holders, but they included watches, pens. , cufflinks, rings, bracelets/lockets were also included.
In response, he said that among all these gifts, there were only 14 items worth more than 30 thousand rupees, which he bought by paying money according to the regular procedure.
In his reply, Imran Khan admitted that he had sold 4 gifts during his tenure as Prime Minister.
The former prime minister said that after paying Rs 21.6 crore, he got around Rs 5.8 million from the government treasury from the sale of gifts, which included a watch, cufflinks, an expensive pen and a ring. While the other 3 gifts included 4 Rolex watches.
Therefore, on October 21, 2022, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) disqualified former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the Tosha Khana reference filed against him.