Lahore ATC issues Imran Khan’s non-bailable arrest warrants

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An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and PTI leader Hammad Azhar in the May 9 arson case.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on May 9 heard a case related to the burning of a container at Kalma Chowk and the burning of the PML-N central secretariat in Model Town.

The investigating officer said that chairman PTI, Hammad Azhar, Musarrat Jamshed Cheema, Jamshed Cheema are named in the case, whose investigation is necessary and they are not cooperating.

The judge issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the four accused on the request of the investigating officer.

On May 9, after the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan from Islamabad High Court by paramilitary forces, protests had triggered across country. Angry protestors had burnt the Jinnah House, Radio Pakistan Peshawar building and other sensitive places along with arson against other places as well.

However, PTI and its chairman have been demanding a fair and proper investigation into the matter under higher judiciary.