A sessions court in Islamabad deferred the indictment of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman skipped today’s hearing citing health reasons.
The PTI chairman is recovering from wounds he sustained in a gun attack on November 3, 2022 during a rally in Wazirabad.
“How can we frame charges if exemption pleas are filed again and again?” the judge asked.
Imran Khan’s lawyer, Barrister Ali Zafar, argued that they had not been provided attested copies of the evidence and complaints.
At this, ECP’s lawyer said that they had provided the said documents in front of the court. However, the judge directed the lawyer to ensure that all the required material is provided to the defence.
During the proceedings, the ECP lawyer asked, “Why did Imran Khan not appear before the court? We have seen him dancing on the container.”
At this, Zafar told the ECP lawyer to refrain from giving such statements.
He also requested that any date after February 15 be fixed instead.
“Give us a date when Imran Khan will appear” the judge asked.
“He will come if he is able to,” the counsel responded.
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