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Law will take course; IHC directs Imran to join terror case investigation

Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to join police investigation in terrorism case against him has said that law would take its own course in case he does not cooperate.

PTI had challenged the terrorism case against its party chairman. The case was filed after former prime minister had made “threatening” remarks about a woman additional and sessions judge and two high ranking police officers.

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Magistrate Ali Javed had filed a complaint after Imran had addressed a rally in Islamabad. Several sentences from his speech were made part of the complaint.

In today’s proceedings, the attorney general Islamabad informed the court that despite being served the notices, Imran Khan was not granting the investigating officer (IO) access and was therefore hindering the legal process.

IHC Chief Justice (CJ) Athar Minallah asking Imran to cooperate and said that the uniforms of the gentlemen before one should be respected.

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The PTI chairman’s counsel told the court that at the behest of the government, three more offenses had been added into the FIR under false pretenses.

CJ Minallah said that rule of law would be established when it would be acted upon and that there should be faith in the system of the state.

The court stopped police from submitting a challan against Imran and directed that an investigation report be submitted instead. He also directed the IO to inform the court if terrorism charges were applicable or not.

Imran’s lawyer Salman Safdar assured the court of cooperation after which further hearing was postponed till September 15.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Magistrate Ali Javed had filed a complaint after Imran had addressed a rally in Islamabad. Several sentences from his speech were made part of the complaint.

    So the state has become as the petitioner?

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