Threat to female judge: Suspension of Imran's arrest warrants extended

Threat to female judge: Suspension of Imran's arrest warrants extended

Islamabad (Web Desk): A local court on Monday extended the suspension of non-bailable arrest warrants against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan till March 24, in a woman judge threatening case.

The hearing of the case was adjourned without proceeding due to the leave of Additional Session Judge Faizan Haider Gilani.

Earlier, the junior counsel had requested to hold a recession as Imran Khan’s lawyer was coming from Lahore.

The court had previously suspended the arrest warrants against PTI’s chairman till this date.

The court had ordered the lawyers to produce the official letter regarding the withdrawal of security from Imran Khan.

On March 16, Additional District and Sessions Judge Faizan Gillani had suspended the warrants till March 20 (today) and directed the PTI chief to appear before the relevant court on the set date.

On March 13, Senior civil judge Rana Mujahid Rahim had issued former premier's non-bailable arrest warrant for repeatedly failing to appear before the court.

The case against the former prime minister was registered on August 20, 2022 with the Margalla Police Station in the federal capital over his remarks at a rally in F9 Park where he warned Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry and high ranking police officials of dire consequences, as well as the judiciary for what he had called its “biased” attitude towards his party.

The First Information Report (FIR) was lodged hours before another Islamabad police station received a written complaint from a resident of G-11/2 for lodging a case against Imran over making hate-speeches, and inciting rebellion against the army, police and judiciary.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) started contempt of court proceedings against the former prime minister.

However, the court later removed the terror charges and also pardoned Imran Khan after he tender an apology in the contempt case.