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Judge threatening case: Imran Khan served with court summon

Islamabad police team visits PTI chief’s Lahore residence to ensure compliance with court’s order

By Web Desk
June 03, 2023
View of road going towards Zaman Park in Lahore seen blocked by police on Friday, May 19, 2023. — PPI
View of road going towards Zaman Park in Lahore seen blocked by police on Friday, May 19, 2023. — PPI

In compliance with the court’s order, the Islamabad police team served summons to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan at his Zaman Park residence in the judge threatening case.

Last month, Islamabad Judicial Magistrate Malik Aman upheld the former prime minister’s bailable arrest warrant in the case.

However, the court had accepted Khan’s request for exemption from appearance on June 1 and adjourned the hearing till June 8.

The court had said the warrant at the former PM’s residence could not be complied with through proper legal procedures.

The court ordered to ensure compliance with Imran Khan’s warrant through legal procedures and directed him to appear on June 8.

It should be noted that the charges, in this case, are related to a speech by Khan in which he allegedly threatened police and a female judge last year after one of his close aides, Shahbaz Gill, was denied bail in a sedition case.

The cricketer-turned-politician has faced a barrage of legal woes since his ouster in a no-confidence vote in April last year by a united opposition led by his successor, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

A convicted politician is liable to be disqualified for at least five years under the laws of the land.

What did Imran Khan say?

At a rally at the F-9 park in Islamabad, Khan warned that he would “not spare” Islamabad's inspector-general, deputy inspector general, and the female magistrate, vowing to file cases against them for "torturing" Gill.

“We will not spare the IG and DIG,” he said, while addressing the gathering.

The former prime minister called out the sessions judge, who had approved Gill’s two-day physical remand at the request of the capital police, and said she, too, should "prepare" as a case will also be registered against her.

The PTI chief led the rally in Islamabad from Zero Point to F-9 Park in support of incarcerated leader Gill, who the party claims was subjected to “gruesome torture” in police custody.