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Fixing Tyrian case for rehearing bid to keep Imran in jail: PTI

PTI expressed grave concern over fixing of Tyrian case against party founding chairman Imran Khan for rehearing after a year and termed it a bid to keep him in jail unlawfully

By Mumtaz Alvi
May 19, 2024
Former prime minister Imran Khan arrives to appear before an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on August 25, 2022. — AFP
Former prime minister Imran Khan arrives to appear before an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on August 25, 2022. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Saturday expressed grave concern over fixing of Tyrian case against party founding chairman Imran Khan for rehearing after a year and termed it a bid to keep him in jail unlawfully.

In a statement issued here, a party spokesperson pointed out that the case was fixed despite two judges of a three-member bench having already ruled against the maintainability of the case. He contended that the PTI founding chairman’s opponents now pinned their hopes on the absurd and baseless case after facing humiliation to achieve their desired goals in Toshakhana, cipher and Al-Qadir Trust cases.

The spokesperson pointed out that IHC six judges, in their letter, also highlighted several instances of clear interference by the state institutions and pressure on judges in the Tyrian case. He emphasized that after exposing the meddling of state institutions and pressure on judges in politically motivated cases, including Tyrian case, there was no legal or moral justification to proceed with the case anymore.

He said the filing of bogus fake and fabricated cases like Tyrian and Iddat cases against Imran Khan was a clear sign of defeat and moral degradation of those who were hell bent on making Imran Khan subject to their personal revenge.

He stated that like around 200 bogus and false cases registered against Imran Khan, the plaintiff in the Tyrian case remained unknown, but enjoyed the special patronage of state lawyers.

He demanded that keeping in view the legal requirements, the case should be dismissed forthwith instead of proceeding with the baseless case.

The PTI also expressed deep concern over increasing tension in the Pak-Afghan border areas and noted that all border areas of Pakistan were under constant stress due to the failed foreign policy of the government. “Repeated reports of violent incidents in Pak-Afghan border areas after Pak-Iran border and government’s silence on it are a matter of concern. There have been reports of continuous shelling of Pak-Afghan border areas for the last three days,” he claimed.

The rulers, he alleged, who came to power through fake form 47, did not have the authority to take decisions like sovereign foreign policy in the interest of the country and the nation.

He said the situation in Azad Kashmir a few days ago was a precursor to the instability arising on the external borders due to the government’s incompetence.

The government’s irresponsible attitude towards unrest in Kyrgyzstan and leaving Pakistani students helpless was also a reflection of the failed foreign policy, he charged.

“It is feared that the incompetence and failed foreign policy of the government will cause Pakistan to suffer isolation at the international level,” he claimed.