Toshakhana case: Eight reporters allowed in court after Islamabad police manhandle journalists

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Islamabad Sessions Court Judge Humayoun Dilawar banned the media from entering the courtroom in the Toshakhana criminal case, but then eight reporters were allowed to come to the court.

The police also pushed the journalists who came for coverage.

On the other hand, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) heard the appeals of PTI chairman against the Toshakhana case. The court issued notices on a petition seeking investigation and transfer of the case into the Facebook posts.

Additional Sessions Judge Humayoun Dilawar is hearing the case related to Toshakhana criminal proceedings against the PTI chairman.

ECP lawyers Amjad Pervaiz and Saad Hassan appeared before the court.

PTI chairman’s lawyers could not appear in the court.

Violence on the media:

The court had taken a break till 11 am after the initial hearing. After the break, when the hearing of the Toshakhana criminal case started again, the lawyers of the Election Commission appeared in the court.

Judge Humayoun Dilawar banned the entry of media in the courtroom.

After which the journalists were manhandled by the Islamabad Police personnel. The policemen pushed the journalists coming to the court for coverage. The Islamabad police manhandled the journalists and also tried to snatch mobile phones.

After this, beat reporters of Islamabad District Court met Judge Humayoun Dilawar, after which the judge allowed 8 reporters to enter the courtroom.