- The court rejects the plea seeking relief for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and directed him to appear before it on April 18.
Islamabad: A local court on Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in a case related to threats to female judge Zeba Chaudhary.
A judicial magistrate Malik Aman passed the order and directed the PTI chief to turn up before it on April 18.
During the hearing, the counsel representing Imran Khan submitted a plea and sought relief for his client. A prosecutor opposed his plea and said that bailable arrest warrants issued for Imran Khan should be changed with non-bailable arrest warrants.
After hearing arguments of both sides, the court issued non-bailable arrest warrants and directed the PTI Chief to appear in person on the next date of hearing.
Margalla police station last year on August 20 registered First Information Report (FIR) against the PTI Chairman over charges of giving threatening remarks against Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhary and senior police officials.
Khan, during a speech in Islamabad, had threatened the judge and senior police officials of dire consequences. He had expressed serious concerns over treatment of his party leader Shahbaz Gill.
In the same case, the PTI Chief had submitted an affidavit to the Islamabad High Court promising not to harm the dignity of the judiciary, particularly the lower courts. Imran Khan had also submitted that he wanted to apologize the female judge if she believed he had “crossed a red line”.
The affidavit came after Imran appeared before a lower court in Islamabad to apologize personally to Judge Zeba. The court, later, accepted his apology and dropped the charges. repute and could not be ignored.