Toshakhana case: Judge allows Imran to mark attendance at Judicial Complex gate and return

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo and deposed premier Imran Khan and his convoy reached the federal capital to attend the hearing of the Toshakhana case in the judicial complex.

PTI Imran Khan may not be indicted today, and the hearing was adjourned till the order sheet is returned after marking his attendance.

The court has allowed Imran to mark his attendance and return.

Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal, who was hearing the case, decided to mark Imran Khan’s attendance at the gate of the judicial complex, and allow him to return.

He also issued instructions to the court staff in this regard.

However, a staff member told the court that they were not being allowed to get Khan’s attendance signatures. PTI leader Shibli Faraz and the court staff accompanying him were stopped on the way.

The court then summoned the Islamabad police DIG. On the court’s orders, SP Dr Sami was dispatched to get Imran Khan’s signatures.

The judge observed that an individual has been trying to enter the court for over an hour, but he was not being allowed to.

PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed a short while later that Imran’s signatures had been obtained and that he was departing from the judicial complex. However, the court could not verify the claims.

Imran’s lawyer Babar Awan had requested the judge to adjourn the hearing for today at least, considering the chaotic, turbulent situation outside the complex.

He cited the chaos at the entrance as the reason for seeking an adjournment.

The lawyer’s request came in the wake of the PTI chief allegedly facing inconvenience in entering the judicial complex due to the

The Islamabad court had commenced the proceeding of the Toshakhana criminal case at 4pm. However, Imran Khan was still on his way.

Imran’s counsel apprised the court that the ex-premier was on the gate of the complex following which the proceeding was briefly adjourned.

Judge said that they would wait for Imran Khan.

There was chaos on the Srinagar Highway in Islamabad as the police used force against PTI workers who were accompanying Imran Khan’s motorcade en route to the Islamabad court.

According to reports, the police resorted to shelling, which led to a chaotic situation on the highway.

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