A local court in Islamabad is due to resume hearing on Saturday in the Toshakhana case against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who avoided arrest despite prolonged efforts by law enforcement to apprehend him for jumping several previous hearings.
Taking to Twitter, Khan said: “It is now clear that although I have been released on bail in all my cases, the PDM government intends to arrest me.”
It is also apparent now that the whole siege of Lahore was not intended to ensure that I appeared in court in a case b… https://t.co/jZ04Y4LzmW
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) 1679123689000
Khan, the 70-year-old leader of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, is due to appear in the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zafar Iqbal to attend proceedings on the complaint filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for concealing details of gifts in his asset declarations.
Accompanied by a convoy of party activists, the PTI leader left his residence in Zaman Park, Lahore, and is on his way to Islamabad.
Strict security measures have been put in place outside the G-11 court complex in Islamabad, where Imran is expected to arrive.
A large contingent of police has been deployed to the area to provide security for Khan, who survived an assassination attempt in November last year.