Indictment proceedings against Imran Khan postponed in Toshakhana reference

The Sessions Court of Islamabad has adjourned the indictment proceedings against former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana reference case till February 28. On Tuesday, a criminal case related to the Tosha Khana reference was heard in the session court of Islamabad. Imran appeared before the court with his lawyer Gohar Ali Khan.

During the proceeding, Imran’s lawyers filed a request for an exemption from his attendance. Gauhar Ali Khan briefed the court that on February 28, Imran will be taken to the hospital for an X-ray. He added that today it was not possible for Imran Khan to arrive in Islamabad.

The judge remarked that the trial would continue to drag on if conditions remained the same. The lawyer from the Election Commission objected to the request for exemption and argued that yesterday Khan arrived at Lahore High Court. Election Commission’s lawyer also requested a medical examination from PIMS. The judge remarked that the medical report of Imran Khan should be made with PIMS. Judge added that the MLC of Imran Khan should also be submitted to see the nature of the injury.

Meanwhile, Gohar Ali Khan replied that his client went to Lahore High Court from Zaman Park. He further said that the chairman PTI did not come due to doctors’ instructions and security reasons. The judge directed to assure the presence of Imran at the next hearing, and there will be no objection to the immunity today. The court gave the date of 28th February for the next hearing.

Earlier, Khan secured a protective bail from the Lahore High Court (LHC) in a case registered at the Sangjani police station. Justice Ali Baqar Najafi heard the plea. Former prime minister said that he was unaware of the bail petition. He also apologised to the LHC for wasting the court’s precious time.

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