Khan: Imran Khan’s party files petition in Supreme Court challenging IHC verdict against him in corruption case

ISLAMABAD: Imran KhanPakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the Islamabad High Court’s ruling that upheld the former prime minister’s arrest in a corruption case, according to a news outlet. Khan, 70, was arrested by paramilitary Rangers in an IHC corruption case and loaded into a prison van, sparking massive protests across the country by supporters of his PTI party.
On Wednesday, the petition was submitted to the Supreme Court to overturn the verdict announced by the IHC on Tuesday evening, Dawn News reported.
“A petition to the Supreme Court has been filed by lawyer Ali Zafar and PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry challenging the IHC verdict against Imran Khan,” the report said.
On Wednesday, after Khan’s arrest, PTI Vice President Shah Mehmood Qureshi convened an emergency meeting of the seven-member committee to review the situation and devise a comprehensive strategy to secure the president’s safe and speedy release. party.
Qureshi discussed with committee members Senators Saifullah Khan NyazeeAzam Swati, Ijaz Chaudhry, Murad SaidAli Amin Khan Gandapur and Hassan Niazi.
“The PTI will challenge the IHC’s decision to declare the arrest of party leader Imran Khan by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ‘lawful’ in the Supreme Court today (Wednesday),” it said. in the report.
Qureshi, a former foreign minister, argued that the request for Khan’s release is a reasonable and legitimate request.
Khan appeared in Accountability Court on Wednesday and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) requested a 14-day physical pretrial detention against Khan.
Moreover, calling the Al-Qadir Trust affair a “dirty political affair” and a “revenge plot”, the PTI vice-president affirmed, “We will fight it politically and legally”.
He further added that the PTI will organize peaceful but vigorous protests across the country to secure the release of its president as soon as possible, the Geo report said.
He also noted that the IHC had been raided to arrest Khan despite the fact that the PTI chairman had offered voluntary arrest in his statement before appearing in court.
“Imran Khan’s arrest is fascism and it is condemnable to attack Islamabad High Court on biometrics and hurt lawyers,” he remarked and appealed to the judge in head of the IHC to issue an order for his immediate recovery and appearance in court.
Khan’s party claimed that at least four people had been killed and more than a dozen injured in different parts of the country in violent clashes between security forces and PTI supporters.
On Tuesday, an NAB official said Khan was arrested in the Al-Qadir Trust-related case, owned by PTI President and his wife Bushra Bibi, which involves the establishment of Al-Qadir University for Sufism. in the Sohawa 2019. region of Jhelum district in Punjab.
Khan’s arrest warrant, issued on May 1, said he was charged with bribery and corrupt practices.
The anti-corruption watchdog also justified the arrest of the PTI chief with the help of Rangers from inside the courthouse on Tuesday and called it lawful and purely in accordance with NAB laws.


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