An Islamabad local court on Tuesday suspended non-bailable arrest warrant against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in a female judge threatening case.
Additional Sessions judge Faizan Haider Gilani suspend former premier Imran Khan’s arrest warrant and barred police from arresting him till March 16.
Imran’s lawyers Naeem Haider Panjutha and Intizar Haider Panjutha had challenged PTI chairman’s non-bailable arrest warrant in the district and sessions court.
On Monday, the court of Senior Civil Judge Rana Mujahid Rahim issued non-bailable arrest warrant for Imran in a case pertaining to using threatening language against a woman additional district and sessions judge and senior police officers.
The court instructed the police to arrest the former prime minister and present him before the court by March 29. It also said that arguments on Imran’s petition seeking to be dismissed from the case will be heard in the next proceedings.
The PTI chairman on Aug 20 condemned police as well as the judiciary over the alleged custodial torture on Shahbaz Gill and announced that his party would file cases against Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, the DIG and AD&SJ Zeba Chaudhry.
He was booked under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). Besides, Islamabad High Court (IHC) also initiated contempt of court proceedings against him.