An Islamabad district and sessions court on Friday changed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s non-bailable arrest warrant to a bailable warrant in the case of Imran threatening a woman judge.
Additional Sessions Judge Faizan Haider Gilani disposed of the PTI’s plea to extend the suspension of the arrest warrant against the former premier. Earlier, the judge had reserved his verdict after hearing arguments.
During the hearing, prosecutor Raja Rizwan Abbasi argued that Imran must be ordered to appear before the court for the next hearing.
Imran’s lawyer, Ali Gohar, argued that the PTI chief would appear before the court on March 30 for the Toshakhana case and requested that the court give the same date for the next hearing of this case.
He asked the judge to uphold the warrant’s suspension and said that he would go to the civil courts and get the arrest deadline changed from March 29 to 30.
The judge maintained that this was an “odd request” as the warrant provided the date of March 29, but the lawyer was insisting on March 30th.