Islamabad: Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been granted exemption from personal appearance in the Toshakhana case by a District and Sessions Court in Islamabad.
The case was heard by Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal on Thursday, where Imran’s lawyers filed a plea for exemption from appearance.
The plea was accepted by the court due to the ongoing strike at the Islamabad Bar, which has been going on for three days.
Imran’s representative argued that his client was facing security threats, and the government had withdrawn his security.
Imran’s lawyer pleaded with the court to accept the exemption plea, which was later accepted by Judge Zafar Iqbal.
According to Imran Khan’s lawyer, Khawaja Harris, “Imran Khan’s life is in danger. The government has withdrawn security from him. The high court has also sought a report on the withdrawal of his security.”
Harris argued before the court that Imran Khan could not appear in the sessions court due to security concerns and should be exempted from personal appearance.
“He can appear in the court through video link,” Harris added.
However, Amjad Parvez argued that the PTI chief should have appeared before the court even if his lawyers wanted to join the lawyer’s protest.
The court approved Imran Khan’s plea seeking exemption from personal appearance and adjourned the hearing until April 29.