Imran says his life in peril as he faces arrest in Toshakhana case

Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan mentioned on Sunday that his life was in peril, and mentioned that his legal professionals will write a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial relating to dozens of pretend instances towards him, Aaj Information reported.

The remarks got here after the Islamabad Police reached the PTI chief’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore to arrest the previous premier within the Toshakhana case.

When the police arrived, Imran’s Chief of Employees Senator Shibli Faraz obtained the warrant for the PTI chief’s arrest. He knowledgeable the police that the previous prime minister was not at Zaman Park

Addressing the celebration employees outdoors his Lahore residence, the previous premier mentioned that he had by no means “bowed earlier than any man or establishment, and can by no means allow you to achieve this as properly”.

PTI chief mentioned that he had known as celebration employees to Zaman Park to pay tribute to them for the way in which they participated within the ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’.

“I didn’t name you for my assist however to thanks,” he added.

He criticized the federal government for rocking the financial system and leaving the poor to bear the brunt of inflation.

“Put my title on the exit management listing (ECL) as I’m not afraid of leaving the nation,” Imran mentioned.

Imran accused the incumbent leaders of stashing their wealth abroad.

He mentioned the present ruling coalition was given safety in authorized instances by former military chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa.

In the meantime, PTI management and employees have warned of “peaceable protests” throughout the nation if Imran Khan is arrested, including that the transfer will push Pakistan additional into disaster.

Protecting bail

Earlier, Imran Khan’s bail petition couldn’t be filed within the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) because the diary department workers was unavailable.

Advocate Azhar Siddique filed Imran’s protecting bail within the excessive courtroom. For the reason that registrar’s workers had not reached the courtroom but, Imran Khan’s authorized group was current outdoors the registrar’s workplace.

Later, the courtroom safety workers returned the applying on the most important gate and left, saying that the diary department workers was not current to simply accept it.

On Sunday, an Islamabad police group arrived at PTI chairman Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore to arrest him after non-bailable arrest warrants have been issued for him within the Toshakhana Reference.

In a sequence of tweets, the police mentioned that the operation was being performed with the cooperation of the Lahore police.

“Authorized motion shall be taken towards these obstructing the execution of courtroom orders,” the capital police warned.

The put up added that “Islamabad Police will switch Imran Khan to Islamabad below their safety.”

The put up reiterated that the group had arrived in Lahore “to arrest Imran Khan.”

Following the police’s arrival at his residence, and with the chaos outdoors his Lahore residence, Imran took to social media and criticised Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, saying he was made the premier whereas he was below trial for corruption instances.

“What future can a rustic have when crooks are thrust as rulers upon it?” he questioned.

The previous premier claimed that PM Shehbaz was rescued by former military chief Qamar Javed Bajwa (retd), who “saved getting the NAB instances trial postponed.”

“He has since proceeded to pick out heads of these establishments investigating his instances – first FIA & now NAB – merely to get his title completely cleared in Rs 16 bn corruption & Rs 8 bn cash laundering instances towards him. That is how a rustic turns into a banana republic,” he added.

In the meantime, PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry mentioned that any try and arrest the celebration chief Imran Khan will worsen the state of affairs as he known as all celebration employees to achieve Zaman Park in Lahore.

In a Twitter put up, Fawad requested the federal government to behave sensibly, warning that the arrest will “push Pakistan into additional disaster.”

Fawad mentioned that the courtroom warrant was just for attendance, including that the “Islamabad police’s insistence on arrest is prohibited.”

Earlier, PTI on its official Twitter account known as on all employees and supporters to achieve Zaman Park as quickly as potential.


An area courtroom had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for PTI chief Imran Khan within the Toshakhana case hours after Khan secured bail from Anti-Terrorism Court docket (ATC) and banking courtroom in two different instances.

The PTI chief who traveled from Lahore first appeared earlier than the Banking Court docket choose, Rakhshanda Shaheen in a prohibited funding case after which appeared earlier than the ATC choose, Raja Jawad Abbas, in a case registered towards Khan about violent protests outdoors the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) on the Federal Judicial Complicated (FJC) at Sector G-11.

The previous premier was additionally required to seem earlier than Extra Classes Choose Zafar Iqbal within the Toshakhana case at district courtroom sector F-8. The choose issued arrest warrants for Khan on his non-appearance within the case and rejected his exemption software.

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

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

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 have been to be initiated towards 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.