The Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended PTI Chairperson Imran Khan’s sentence in the Toshakhana case on Tuesday and ordered his release.
A division bench of the IHC, comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Tariq Mehmood Jahangir announced the much-anticipated reserved decision.
The court said that the copy of the judgement would be available shortly.
A day earlier, the counsel for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the defendant in this case, concluded his arguments.
A heavy contingent of police and paramilitary Frontier Constabulary was present in and around the IHC premises. Separately, Imran’s sisters Aleema and Uzma Khan also reached the court.
Meanwhile, a petition has been submitted on behalf of the PTI chief by his lawyer Suleman Safdar, praying to the court to restrain the Federal Investigation Agency, National Accountability Bureau and the police from arresting him in any other case.
Imran’s legal team has requested the court to hear this plea today.
Special court writes to Attock jail
The special court established to prosecute cases under the Official Secrets Act, 1923, wrote to the superintendent of the Attock jail directing him to keep Imran in “judicial lockup and produce him on 30.08.2023 before this court”.
“The accused Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi s/o Ikram Ullah Khan Niazi R/o Zaman Park, Lahore is hereby ordered for judicial remand in case FIR mentioned above, who is already detained in District Jail, Attock.”