ISLAMABAD : Pakistan’s Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday termed arrest of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf party Chairman and former PM, Imran Khan’s in the Al-Qadir Trust case as “unlawful” and directed him to appear before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) tomorrow. The top court said that the PTI chief would be kept at the Police Lines Guest House but would not be considered a prisoner.
The orders were issued as a three-judge bench comprising the CJP, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Athar Minallah resumed hearing Imran’s plea against his arrest. Earlier in the day, the court had directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to present Imran before the court. When the hearing resumed, after Imran’s arrival in court, the CJP called the PTI chairman to the rostrum and said: “Happy to see you.”
After the CJP passed the order, Imran, while still in the court, said that no harm should be caused to the country and asked his supporters to remain peaceful.”We only want elections in the country,” he maintained.