close
Wednesday February 21, 2024

PTI lawyers protest Imran’s sentence

By Bureau report
February 03, 2024

PESHAWAR: The members of the Insaf Lawyers Forum on Friday staged a protest against the back to back sentences handed down to the former prime minister Imran Khan in the Toshakhana and cipher cases.

Former prime minister Imran Khan arrives at an Islamabad court for a hearing. — AFP/File
Former prime minister Imran Khan arrives at an Islamabad court for a hearing. — AFP/File

Chanting slogans against the government, the protesting lawyers took out the rally and marched from the building of the Peshawar High Court to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Chowk.

Addressing the rally, Qazi Anwar Advocate said that the cases of the former prime minister were heard in haste, adding that these could not be termed fair trials rather these should be called a farce and travesty of justice.

He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was facing discrimination, adding that the PTI was deprived of its electoral symbol and its candidates were not being allowed to run their election campaign. The senior lawyer said that a dangerous game was being played which would undermine the country. He said that the PTI and its supporters were being pushed to the wall at a time when acts of terrorism were taking place in the country. Qazi Anwar suggested that the fresh intra-party elections should be conducted after the general election with full preparations. The speakers said that the treatment being meted out to the PTI and its leadership was unfair and it would not bode well for the country.