ISLAMABAD + LAHORE ( Web News )
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday moved Lahore High Court (LHC) against the party chairman’s “illegal” arrest in the Toshakhana case.
PTI lawyer Umair Niazi filed a petition in LHC on behalf of party chief Imran Khan.
The petition stated that the PTI chief was arrested “illegally” by police as they “did not have court order” at the time of the arrest.
It further urged the court to fix the hearing of the petition today. The petitioner has made IGP Punjab, CCPO Lahore and others as respondents in the case.
Chairman Imran Khan’s message:
My arrest was expected & I recorded this message before my arrest.
It is one more step in fulfilling London Plan but I want my party workers to remain peaceful, steadfast and strong.
We bow before no one but Allah who is Al Haq. We believe in… pic.twitter.com/1kqg6HQVac
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 5, 2023
Imran Khan arrest
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief was arrested from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore soon after he was found guilty of “corrupt practices” in the Toshakhana case and sentenced to three years in prison.
PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed the arrest of the PTI chairman in the Toshakhana case.
PTI’s Punjab Chapter confirmed the reports with a tweet: “Imran Khan is being moved to Kot Lakhpat Jail.”
District and Sessions Court today awarded three years jail term to the PTI chairman in Toshakhana criminal case.
The court in its verdict said that the accused has been found guilty of corrupt practices and handed the PTI chairman three years jail sentence.
“Imran Khan deliberately submitted fake details [of Toshakhana gifts] to the ECP and is found guilty of corrupt practices,” he stated.
The court also imposed Rs 100,000 fine on the convicted chief of the PTI. The court also declared the former prime minister ineligible to hold public office for five years.
Ahead of today’s proceedings, a large contingent of police was deployed outside the court premises.
Security high alert
Police has declared security high alert in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi amid apprehensions of protests over arrest of the PTI chairman on Saturday.
Former prime minster and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman was arrested from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore soon after a court found him guilty of “corrupt practices” in Toshakhana case and sentenced him three years in prison today.
Federal Police has declared security high alert in Islamabad, a police spokesperson said.
“All officers have been directed to remain in their respective areas and checking enhanced in all areas of the federal capital, police stated.
Traffic flow has been routine, the citizens shall inform police on 15 over any eventuality, spokesperson added.
Rawalpindi Police has also been on high alert with special instructions to police to tackle possible protests from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Security alert has also been declared within and outside Adiala jail. Policemen have been deployed at key roads of Rawalpindi.
Police authorities have directed subordinates to keep vigil over the situation.