Imran Khan to appear before JIT today in May 9 violence probe, confirms lawyer

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Imran Khan, the Chairman of the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) party, is scheduled to appear before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) today as part of the probe into the May 9 violence that occurred at Jinnah House, the residence of the Lahore corps commander. This confirmation was given by Imran Khan’s lawyer.

The former Prime Minister has been summoned to appear at Lahore’s Qilla Gujjar police headquarters at 4pm. The investigation is related to a case filed at Sarwar Road police station, which stems from the vandalism incident.

In the case, Imran Khan has been accused of aiding the attackers who vandalized and set fire to Jinnah House while he was under arrest.

On May 9, after Imran Khan’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau in the Al-Qadir Trust case, widespread protests took place across the country. Notably, the corps commander’s residence in Lahore was ransacked, and a gate of the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi was torn down.

Subsequently, cases were registered against Imran Khan and his party workers.

The summon notice issued by Lahore DIG (Investigation) Kamran Adil, who is leading the JIT, stated that Imran Khan is required to attend the office of the DIG Investigation to participate in the investigation proceedings assigned to the JIT formed by the Punjab government.

Imran Khan’s lawyer, Ali Ijaz Buttar, confirmed to the media that his client will comply with the summons and appear before the JIT to provide his statement in accordance with the court’s orders.