'DUE TO SECURITY REASONS, IMRAN KHAN WILL NOT APPEAR BEFORE IHC.'
ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan, a former prime minister and the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, would not appear before the IHC today owing to security reasons, his attorney Barrister Gohar Ali said on Tuesday.
Imran Khan was required to appear before the IHC today since his temporary release on bail in eight instances is set to expire. Khan won’t appear before the Islamabad High Court, according to attorney Gohar Ali, who cited security concerns.
According to him, a request for a day’s absence from court appearance would be made at the IHC today since “proper” security measures have not been implemented in advance of the former prime minister’s court appearance.
Khan has over 100 lawsuits pending against him, and he has long complained about security concerns.
Prior to this, Khan requested that his security be revoked, and the Islamabad High Court (IHC) asked the federal government for an answer.
Chief Justice Aamer Farooq of the Islamabad High Court took up the matter. Following ‘threatening’ remarks by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, the former prime minister entered a plea at the IHC.
Is Imran Khan not receiving protection like the former prime minister at the beginning of the session, the chief judge questioned?
Faisal Farid, an attorney, responded to the IHC CJ’s inquiry by stating that the interior ministry had cancelled Khan’s protection.