BHC suspends arrest warrants against Imran Khan

Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Friday suspended the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest warrant, which had been issued by a regional court in a case against him in Quetta for two weeks.

The suspension occurs as a Quetta police squad arrives in Lahore to arrest the PTI leader by a court ruling.

On behalf of the PTI leader, Iqbal Shah of the Insaf Lawyers Forum (ISF) filed a petition, which was heard by Judge Zaheer-Ud-Din Kakar of the BHC.

The court was asked to reject the FIR since, according to the plea; the crime was not committed inside the boundaries of the Bijli Police Station, where the complaint had been filed.

The Balochistan police head, SP legal, and the station house officer of the Bijli Police Station were all summoned by Justice Kakar in addition to suspending the warrant.

The case hearing was then postponed for two weeks.

Earlier, a Quetta police team arrived in Lahore to arrest Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

A five-person squad led by Superintendent of Police (SP) Investigations Nadeem had arrived in Lahore, according to local media reports, to apprehend the PTI chairman.