LHC rejects Imran’s plea to ‘dismiss over 100 cases’ registered against him

Five-judge bench orders PTI chief to join investigations in all cases

Imran to appear before Islamabad High Court amid tight security today.


LAHORE/ISLAMABAD    -    The Lahore High Court (LHC) Tues­day ordered Pakistan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to join investigations in all cases regis­tered against him.

The court also sought a detailed re­port about ongoing investigations from the Punjab government by May 8. A five-member bench, headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and compris­ing Justice Aalia Neelum, Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh, Justice Anwaarul Haq Pannu and Justice Amjad Rafique, took up the petition filed by PTI chair­man and passed the orders after hear­ing detailed arguments of the parties. 

PTI Chairman Imran Khan also ap­peared before the bench during the proceedings. Imran Khan, through the petition, had challenged the reg­istration of over 100 cases against him. He had pleaded with the court to dismiss the cases.

Meanwhile, the Registrar Office Is­lamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday issued instructions regarding the ar­rangements for the May 3 appearance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan regarding his interim bail pleas in nine cases on Wednesday.

The Office also wrote to the Islam­abad District Administration and In­spector General of Police to ensure security measures on the occasion. 

The registrar, in a circular, said spe­cial entry passes would be issued to journalists and lawyers for the hear­ing in Courtroom No 1. Imran Khan would be allowed to take 15 lawyers along with him, besides 10 lawyers from the offices of the Attorney Gen­eral for Pakistan and the Advocate General, Islamabad, and 39 members of the Islamabad High Court Journal­ists Association (IHCJA). A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Aam­er Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb will take up the interim bail cases of Imran Khan on Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, Imran Khan’s lawyer also submitted an application to the Registrar Office to ensure security measures during the appearance of Imran Khan, saying the former prime minister had severe security threats.

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