The hearing of the petition filed against the arrest of PTI chief has started in the Supreme Court.
The petition was filed by PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry and said that the arrest of Imran Khan is illegal.
The case is being heard by a 3-member bench comprising Chief Justice Umar Atta, Justice Ali Mazhar and Justice Athar Minullah.
When the hearing started, the PTI lawyer said that Khan had gone to the Islamabad High Court for bail and he was getting his biometrics done, then suddenly the Rangers officers attacked there and entered by breaking the windows. Imran Khan was picked up and taken away.
On this, Justice Athar Manullah said that the issue of the sanctity of the Islamabad High Court will also be looked into by the Supreme Court and we have to look at access to justice so that everyone can get justice and that is why what is happening in Pakistan is very bad. It is dangerous.
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Apart from this, the Chief Justice says that when an arrest was made in the court, the court was called sacred and if the records are seen, the case was different. He said that NAB has insulted the court and no one will feel safe in the court anymore because no one can be arrested by the court and the Supreme Court.
On this, Justice Athar said that if such people are arrested, the public will lose faith in the court and when a person is appearing before the court, there is no justification for arresting him. On this, Chief Justice Umar Atta said that NAB’s warrant has no status and we will review its compliance and what happened after arresting Khan should not have happened.
Justice Athar asked the lawyer what do you want from the Supreme Court? On this, Hamid said that the Supreme Court should issue an order for the release of Imran Khan.
On this, Justice Umar Atta said that turning a blind eye to illegal activities is not right and whatever decision you want will apply to every citizen. Let us tell you that the Supreme Court has declared Imran Khan’s arrest illegal.
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The Chief Justice said that Imran Khan should appear in the Islamabad High Court tomorrow.
Justice Athar Manullah said that justice was not given to Imran Khan. The Supreme Court ordered the release of Imran Khan.
It was said by the court that Imran Khan was sent a notice by NAB but he did not follow it and NAB notice means that the concerned person will imagine.
On this, Justice Ali Mazhar said that many people get bail only on the notice and the notice sent by NAB to Khan in March was answered by Khan in May.
Along with this, the court questioned that at the time of arrest, NAB had taken permission from the Registrar High Court. To this, the General replied that the NAB warrant was complied with by the Ministry of Interior. He was asked whether the arrest in the court was made at the behest of the Ministry of Interior.
On this, Justice Athar said that NAB has not learned its lesson for many years and NAB has greatly destroyed the country of Pakistan. NAB’s lawyer took a judicial stand and said that Khan also continued to resist while NAB was in high danger of life.
After that, the Chief Justice questioned that the arrest warrant was issued on May 1 and the arrest took place on May 9. Could NAB itself not make the arrest in 8 days? And did NAB want to arrest Khan from the court?
After that, Justice Azhar said that NAB had said to arrest Imran Khan from inside the court and said how many notices were sent to him? On this, the NAB lawyer said that a notice was sent to him. Many questions were raised after this is illegal.
The Chief Justice asked the question that who had caught Khan? NAB prosecutor said that he was caught by IG Islamabad.
On this, Umar Atta Bandyal said that it became clear that no permission was taken to arrest and if the accused surrenders in the court, the court will easily arrest the accused.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered to produce Imran Khan within an hour.
After that, the Chief Justice said that Imran Khan should be produced in the court by 4:30 PM.
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The police took Imran Khan to the Supreme Court and Rangers, Islamabad Police are present in large numbers outside the court and all vehicles are not allowed to pass by the court.
The Chief Justice called Imran Khan to the rostrum and said that he is happy to see you.
The Supreme Court declared Imran Khan’s arrest illegal and ordered his immediate release and also ordered Imran Khan to approach the Islamabad High Court again.
The Chief Justice said that when a person comes to the court of law, it means he surrenders before the court. We think the arrest of Imran Khan is illegal. The court should hear the case tomorrow, Imran Khan will appear in the High Court tomorrow, you have to accept the decision of the High Court, the arrest of Imran Khan was illegal.
The Chief Justice said that it is the responsibility of every politician to ensure peace and order. The hearing on the petition against Imran Khan’s arrest was completed in a few minutes.
Imran Khan said on this occasion that I was kidnapped and beaten and arrested like a criminal and I don’t know what happened in the country till now.
The Chief Justice said that Imran Khan is currently in the custody of the SC, Imran Khan will stay in Police Lions Guest House, if possible, the hearing should be scheduled at 11 o’clock in the Islamabad High Court. No, we care about your security, ten people will be allowed to meet Imran Khan, those who meet Imran Khan will include his family, lawyers and friends.
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The court also directed Imran Khan to provide the list of his close relatives.
The Chief Justice said that the SC has set two rules, the rule is that no citizen will be arrested from the court premises in the future, no person except the police will come to arrest the court premises without permission.
On this occasion, Imran Khan requested the court to let me go to Bani Gala.
The Chief Justice said that it is the responsibility of the IG and the Attorney General to ensure Imran Khan’s security. Imran Khan is in the custody of the Supreme Court till tomorrow.
Khan said that blessings have come because of your custody.
Imran Khan requested to declare Bani Gala as a sub-jail, which was rejected by the court.
The Chief Justice said that the guest house where he was staying has three rooms, there will be gossip, sleep and tomorrow he will appear in the High Court, you will stay comfortably in the guest house.
The CJ Umar Atta Bandial said that before us is only the case of bail, what my fellow judges are saying is not the case before us. He said that they don’t want to burn or damage property, when you represent the people under the constitution, you also have constitutional responsibilities, 23 crore people are waiting for our leaders to move this stalled boat forward.
The Chief Justice said that it is unbelievable that the narrative has become aggressive from both sides, I can’t believe what kind of language is being used, a friend sent me a message that the next target could be your home, the message said. Your house can also be set on fire.
The Chief Justice told Imran Khan that there are many cases against him, to which Imran Khan said that there are not so many cases.
The Chief Justice said that many cases were filed against him on his behalf, you know who I am talking about, he has also made many sacrifices, we are a poor country, avoid what is happening. , Imran Khan you will face cases, property should not be damaged, Khan you have to stop people from coming to court tomorrow, Imran Khan will be here as a guest.
Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar said that we are not going into the details of the legality or illegality of the warrant, the contempt of court case of May 25 against Tehreek-e-Insaf is also pending.
Imran Khan said that whenever there was a fear of chaos, including May 25, I ended my protest.
The Chief Justice said that it is hoped that you will cooperate and play your role, the same is expected from the other side, “Imran Khan” can keep 6 members of his family together, there are more rooms in the guest house, the family can stay together.
After appearing in the SC, Imran Khan left the court, Khan is being taken to Police Lines Guest House surrounded by police and Rangers, Imran Khan was placed in the DIG security car.
It should be noted that the NAB arrested PTI Chairman and former PM Imran Khan from the premises of the IHC on the previous day, after which he was produced in the Accountability Court located in Police Lines the next day, where the court convicted him. Physical remand of 8 days was approved.
Incidents of violence are happening in the country after your arrest, we want peace in the country, the court wants you to condemn the riots in the country, the SC will give legal rights to every citizen, you are a former prime minister and a senior leader.
Justice Athar Manullah said that leaders like Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Ms. will not come again, even after killing such great leaders, the situation remained under control, because of the Supreme Court, you are standing here today, Imran Khan told the people all over the country. Give peace message to your workers, political environment is bad because of political leaders.
Khan said that all the turmoil happened after my arrest, I was beaten on the head by a commando action, I was caught like a terrorist, I was not even informed about the news, my mobile was taken away, I know. I didn’t know what happened in the country, I asked, still nothing was told. Action will come.
Justice Athar Minullah said that you should not say that, the media is there, speak carefully, Khan Sahib, every word you say will be important.
The former PM was taken to the police lines, Khan was taken to the guest house under the security of police and rangers.