Islamabad High Court temporarily suspends arrest warrant against former Pakistani PM Imran Khan
Thursday, March 9, 2023
The court ordered Khan, 70, to appear in theon March 13, denying a request by his attorney, Ali Bukhari, for a four-week moratorium on the warrant.
According to authorities, during his premiership Khan purchased discount items, including awristwatch, from the Toshakhana government depository, resold them for profit, and failed to mention these activities in his asset declaration.
Khan has repeatedly skipped hearings, citing security and health concerns.
On Twitter Tuesday, Khan accused now-prime minister 's government of arranging the 76 charges he faces: "This is what happens when a bunch of criminals are imposed on a nation by those who are devoid of intelligence, morality & ethics."
On Monday, the District and Sessions Court declined Khan's plea to revoke the warrant. The previous day, Islamabad Police had unsuccessfully attempted to arrest the former cricketer at his house in Lahore, clashing with PTI supporters outside the building.
In October, the(ECP) found Khan issued "false statements and incorrect declarations" on the Toshakhana transactions, advising authorities to file a criminal complaint.
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