Pakistan: A court in Islamabad issued a warrant for the arrest of Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chairman and former prime minister, on Wednesday. The arrest warrant was non-bailable, which means Khan could not avoid arrest by paying bail.
The case and charges against him are related to blame that he threatening a judge in Pakistan. Khan had asked to be dismissed from appearing in court that day, but the judge denied his request and issued the arrest warrant.
The whole incident occurred on August 20, 2022, when Imran Khan, who directs the PTI party, slammed the police and the judiciary for allegedly torturing Shahbaz Gill while he was in police custody.
He declared that his party would file cases against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) at the time, Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, as well as the DIG and Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry.
At first, Imran was charged with breaking several laws in Pakistan, including the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). Additionally, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) started proceedings against him for contempt of court, according to reports.
During a recent court hearing, Imran’s lawyers asked for his bail to remain in effect due to security concerns. The lawyers argued that Imran’s life was in danger and that the Islamabad High Court had even issued notices about withdrawing his security.
The judge commented that no one from the prosecution team had shown up yet, and they should wait to hear their side. On Friday, the Islamabad district and sessions court changed the arrest warrant for the PTI Chairman from non-bailable to bailable in the case where he was accused of threatening a judge.
Today, the court rejected the former prime minister’s request to delay the arrest warrant’s suspension and gave the verdict.
As per Reports, on March 13, Senior Civil Judge Rana Mujahid Rahim gave non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran Khan during a hearing where he was accused of using threatening language against ADSJ Zeba Chaudhry and Islamabad police officials.
Imran, who was once a cricketer and is now a politician, has faced multiple legal problems since he was removed from the Prime Minister position in April last year by a united opposition led by his successor, Shehbaz Sharif.