The brand new case provides to the authorized troubles going through Imran Khan since he was eliminated as prime minister in April final yr.
Pakistan’s Election Fee has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant in opposition to Imran Khan within the newest authorized problem going through the previous prime minister.
The most recent case got here on Monday, the identical day Khan was granted bail by the Supreme Courtroom in a special case. Khan has been slapped with greater than 150 instances, together with “terrorism” since he was eliminated as prime minister in a no-confidence vote in parliament in April final yr.
The warrant, issued in Islamabad, mentioned Khan was in contempt of the Election Fee’s proceedings and had failed to seem earlier than the fee regardless of earlier notices and bailable warrants.
Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Get together posted a picture of the warrant, saying it was obtained at Khan’s residence in Lahore by a member of his authorized crew.
“The Election Fee of Pakistan’s discover was obtained on the residence of Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaaf. The discover was obtained by Rai Muhammad Ali Advocate, a member of the authorized crew. The Election Fee has requested the Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf to seem on July 25. Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf will seem earlier than the Election Fee tomorrow,” Monday’s submit mentioned.
الیکشن کمیشن آف پاکستان کا نوٹس چیئرمین تحریک انصاف کی رہائشگاہ پر موصول
نوٹس قانونی ٹیم کے رکن رائے محمد علی ایڈووکیٹ نے موصول کیا
الیکشن کمیشن نے چیئرمین تحریک انصاف سے 25 جولائی کو پیش ہونے کا تقاضا کیا ہے
چیئرمین تحریک انصاف کل الیکشن کمیشن کے روبرو پیش ہوں گے pic.twitter.com/oCl0ge6ya7
— PTI (@PTIofficial) July 24, 2023
The 70-year-old politician has been accused of utilizing “intemperate language and contemptuous remarks” in opposition to the Election Fee.
It has directed the capital’s inspector basic of police to arrest Khan and current him earlier than the election physique on Tuesday.
Addressing his supporters on YouTube shortly after the arrest warrant, Khan mentioned he was “prepared for jail”.
Now the principle opposition chief, Khan has used his sturdy social media following to handle his supporters as Pakistan’s media regulatory body has banned native tv channels from broadcasting his speeches and naming him.
“Media is underneath their management, they usually have turned each tv channel into state-run media,” he mentioned of the ban.
One other felony case in opposition to Khan was introduced final week when the inside minister mentioned the federal government would open felony proceedings in opposition to Khan on fees of exposing official secrets and techniques in relation to diplomatic correspondence between Washington and Islamabad.
In his handle late on Monday, Khan mentioned he was going to seem in a Federal Investigation Company listening to into the case on Tuesday however alleged that each case in opposition to him was “bogus” and “pretend”.
The previous prime minister alleged that Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah desires to place him behind bars and has been performing as “choose, jury and executioner”.
Khan was arrested in Could by Pakistani authorities in reference to a corruption case, which sparked lethal unrest throughout the nation. He was launched on bail inside days.
Final month, the military sacked three senior officers, together with a lieutenant basic, over the violent assaults on army belongings by the previous prime minister’s supporters to protest his arrest.
Khan has put the finger of blame for his ouster on the highly effective military, which stays the de facto ruler within the South Asian nation of greater than 200 million individuals.