Khan: Imran Khan’s party files petition in Supreme Court to challenge IHC verdict against him in corruption case – Times of India

Islamabad: Imran khanThe Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Islamabad High Court’s decision upholding the arrest of the former prime minister in a corruption case. Khan, 70, was arrested by the paramilitary Rangers in a corruption case from the IHC and bundled into a jail van following massive protests by supporters of his PTI party across the country.
A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday to set aside the decision announced by the IHC on Tuesday night, Dawn News reported.
“An application was filed in the Supreme Court by Barrister Ali Zafar and PTI leader Fawad Chaudhary challenging the IHC verdict against Imran Khan,” the report said.
PTI Vice President after Khan’s arrest on Wednesday Shah Mehmood Qureshi An emergency meeting of the seven-member committee was called to review the situation and chalk out a comprehensive strategy for the safe and early release of the party president.
Qureshi discussed with the committee members and senators Saifullah Khan NyaziAzam Swati, Ijaz Chaudhry, Murad saidAli Amin Khan Gandapur, and Hasan Niazi.
The report quoted him as saying, “PTI will challenge in the Supreme Court today (Wednesday) the IHC’s decision to term as ‘legal’ the arrest of party chief Imran Khan by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).”
Qureshi, a former foreign minister, said the demand for Khan’s release was a just and legitimate demand.
Khan was produced before the accountability court on Wednesday and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) sought his physical remand for 14 days.
Furthermore, terming the Al-Qadir Trust case as a “dirty political affair” and a “revenge conspiracy”, the PTI vice-chairman said: “We will fight this politically and legally.”
Geo News reports that PTI will hold peaceful but vigorous protests across the country to ensure the early release of its chairman.
He also said that the IHC was raided to arrest Khan, despite the fact that the PTI chairman had offered voluntary arrest in his statement before the court appearance.
“Imran Khan’s arrest is fascism and attacking the Islamabad High Court and injuring lawyers during biometrics is condemnable,” he remarked and appealed to the Chief Justice of the IHC to issue an order for his immediate recovery and court appearance .
Khan’s party has claimed that at least four people were killed and over a dozen injured in different parts of the country in violent clashes between security forces and PTI supporters.
On Tuesday, an NAB official said that Khan has been arrested in a case related to the Al-Qadir Trust, owned by the PTI chairman and his wife Bushra Bibi, which in 2019 talked about the establishment of the Al-Qadir University for Sufism in Sohawa. is in Area of ​​Jhelum district of Punjab
Khan’s arrest warrant, issued on 1 May, states that he was accused of corruption and corrupt practices.
The anti-corruption watchdog has also justified the PTI chief’s arrest from inside the court premises on Tuesday with the help of rangers, terming it legal and purely as per NAB laws.