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Judges revolution follows Feb 8 revolution: PTI

Raoof Hasan said another revolution was now taking place in the judiciary and that his party fully supported the judges who stood with the law and justice

By Mumtaz Alvi
May 16, 2024
PTI secretary information Raoof Hasan addresses the press conference in Islamabad on April 20, 2024. — Screengrab/Geo News
PTI secretary information Raoof Hasan addresses the press conference in Islamabad on April 20, 2024. — Screengrab/Geo News

ISLAMABAD: PTI Information Secretary Raoof Hasan Wednesday said following the silent revolution on February 8, another revolution was now taking place in the judiciary and that his party fully supported the judges who stood with the law and justice.

Speaking at a news conference here along with some PTI lawyers, he said the entire judiciary, including all the high court judges, were admitting the intelligence agencies’ inference in judicial affairs. Raoof denounced the delay in the proceedings of “bogus, fabricated and politically motivated cases” against the PTI founder chairman Imran Khan and the ban on his and Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s meetings under the false pretext of security risks as per a well-thought-out plan. This was done to bar Imran Khan from appearing in the Supreme Court through video link in the NAB amendments case (today) Thursday.

He said they were extremely worried about Imran Khan’s wellbeing, as he was not being allowed to go for medical tests for the last 15 to 20 days despite court orders. Raoof expressed apprehensions over the “strange developments” during the past two days and pointed out Imran Khan’s security guards were suddenly changed at midnight and hearings of Al-Qadir, cipher and Toshakhana cases were postponed under various excuses, while the government’s counsel in Iddat case suddenly left the country, which was a matter of concern.

The PTI spokesman said the apex court Wednesday issued orders for appearance of Imran Khan through video link but the present ‘fake rulers’ were petrified of his image and efforts were afoot to bar him from appearing in the court under the guise of security plan. Raoof criticized the government for its reaction to the letter written by the Islamabad High Court Justice Babar Sattar, who informed the IHC chief justice that he was asked to back off from the audio leaks case.

About the Dubai Leaks, he said the ruling elite had joined hands making the Pakistani community the second largest purchaser of properties in Dubai worth more than $12 billion.