IMRAN KHAN'S PLEA FOR VIDEO LINK APPEARANCE IS HEARD BY IHC
The hearing of former prime minister Imran Khan’s request for a video connection attendance during case hearings was postponed by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday until Tuesday, according to HP News.
Imran Khan, the former prime minister, filed the appeal through attorney Faisal Fareed Chaudhry before the IHC, taking the stance that the PTI chairman faces security threats while testifying in court. In order to appear before IHC, the former premier requested that severe security measures be provided.
Judge Aamer Farooq of the IHC heard the argument from Imran Khan’s attorney Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi.
The IHC CJ made a comment at the beginning of the hearing on whether video link appearances were permitted at every level of proceedings. Can a video link appearance be held in this situation as it is vital for the accused to be present for an indictment?
The court emphasized the importance of the accused’s physical presence in court and inquired as to how this would be handled in the case of a video connection appearance.
The hearing was postponed until Tuesday by the court after calling for arguments about the legal implications of the video link presence.