SC maintains stay against PTI chief arrest in lawyer murder case

ISLAMABAD  -  The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday main­tained its stay order against the arrest of PTI Chair­man Imran Khan in a lawyer murder case in Quet­ta. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard the petition against addi­tion of Imran Khan’s name in FIR.

During the course of proceeding, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail inquired that if the accused had joined the investigation as per the direction of the High Court. He remarked that the accused had to set­tle whether he would join the investigation or not. Imran Khan’s lawyer Latif Khosa Advocate said that his client wouldn’t appear before the joint investi­gation team (JIT), adding that anti-terrorism law couldn’t be applied in this case against Chairman PTI.

The chief justice remarked that the bench also had other questions in the case, but it couldn’t hear it in the absence of the complainant.

It may be mentioned here that Lawyer Abdul Razzaq Shar had been shot dead by the firing of the unknown accused in Quetta on June 6. The son of the slain lawyer had named four people in FIR including Imran Khan.

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