ATC rejects Imran Khan’s bail in ECP protest case

An Islamabad Anti-Terrorism Courtroom (ATC) rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s bail plea in a case pertaining to a protest exterior the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) after its choice within the Toshakhana case, Aaj Information reported.

ATC choose Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan rejected the previous PM’s bail on the grounds of non-appearance in court docket.

Following the decision, the PTI mentioned on its official Twitter account that the get together chairman will maintain a press convention at 6pm as we speak.

Earlier, the choose had rejected the PTI chief’s request for exemption from look on medical grounds and summoned him to look by 1:30pm.

ECP verdict

In October final 12 months, a five-member ECP bench had disqualified the previous PM within the case.

The decision sparked protests exterior ECP places of work throughout Pakistan.

The ECP disqualified the PTI chief below Article 63(1)(p), which says that a person is, “in the interim, disqualified from being elected or chosen as a member of the Majlis-e-Shoora (parliament) or of a provincial meeting below any legislation in the interim in drive”.

Toshakhana reference: ECP disqualifies PTI chief Imran Khan

The ECP mentioned that the previous PM submitted a false affidavit and was discovered to be concerned in corrupt practices. The decision says the respondent had “deliberately and intentionally” violated the provisions contained [in] sections 137, 167 and 173 of the Elections Act, 2017″.

As per the decision, legal proceedings had been to be initiated in opposition to Imran for misdeclaration. The ECP additionally dominated that workplace is directed to provoke authorized proceedings and to take follow-up motion below Part 190(2) of the Elections Act, 2017.

IHC stops banking court docket

In the meantime, on Wednesday, the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) stopped a banking court docket from passing any course on the previous PM’s bail plea within the prohibited funding case.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhter Kayani and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangir introduced the decision whereas listening to a PTI petition difficult the banking court docket’s dismissal of its request for proceedings through video hyperlink.

The IHC stopped the banking court docket from taking additional motion within the case until February 22.

Earlier, a banking court docket in Islamabad directed the PTI chairman to look in individual within the prohibited funding case earlier than the court docket by 3:30pm.

“If he fails to take action, the legislation will take its course,” Particular Choose Banking Courtroom Rakhshanda Shaheen mentioned.

Throughout the listening to, Imran’s lawyer Barrister Salman Safdar submitted a request in court docket looking for an exemption of his consumer. The lawyer knowledgeable the court docket {that a} comparable petition had been filed within the IHC as properly.

The lawyer additionally shared the x-rays of the PTI chief, saying that they wished exemption for 3 weeks in order that Imran can stand with out help.