Chairman PTI Imran Khan faces another setback

Chairman PTI Imran Khan faces another setback

The Accountability Court in Islamabad has issued arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman in the Toshakhana and the National Crime Agency’s £190 million cases. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a petition for the implementation of the arrest warrants against the PTI Chairman.

The Accountability Court, presided over by Judge Muhammad Bashir, instructed the Jail Superintendent to take necessary legal actions for the execution of these warrants.

Deputy Prosecutor General NAB Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi, Prosecutor Irfan Bhola, and investigative officers Mohsin, Waqar-ul-Hassan, Mian Umar Nadeem, among others, appeared in court.

During the proceedings, when inquired by the court about the High Court’s stance, the prosecutor stated that the matter is pending, with no suspension order or standing order issued by the High Court. The NAB prosecutor requested the issuance of warrants and directed the Jail Superintendent to take appropriate measures.

Furthermore, the court questioned whether the issuance of warrants would eliminate the need to summon the accused. In response, the prosecutor clarified that once arrested following the warrant, the accused would be brought to the court for physical remand. Sheikh Rasheed’s candid interview and pointed remarks at Nawaz Sharif were also noted during the hearing.