ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday disposed of a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) challenging the arrest warrants of Imran Khan in Toshakhana case.
IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq announced the verdict.
The court directed Imran Khan to submit the undertaking, wherein he said he would appear in court on March 18, to the trial court.
According to the verdict, the trail court should decide on former prime minister Imran Khan’s undertaking in accordance with the law.
Earlier, when the hearing resumed at 2pm after the break, PTI lawyer Khawaja Haris presented his arguments before the judge. He said that his client had challenged the March 13 orders of a Islamabad court.
Khawaja Haris said that Imran Khan had been asked to appear before the court on the said day, but he was at home, on which we moved an exemption petition.
“Issuance of arrest warrants is out of the question as there is a difference between the criminal cases and the bail requests. The complainant is not authorised to file the petition.
The PTI lawyer that that the ECP was not authorised to send a criminal case to a trial court. On which, the IHC chief justice stressed that appearing in court was mandatory regardless of the case for which the summons was issued.
The chief justice of IHC vowed to uphold the integrity of the court.