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Balochistan court suspends Imran’s arrest warrants

The non-bailable arrest warrant has been suspended for two weeks.



Balochistan court suspends Imran’s arrest warrants
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Quetta: Balochistan High Court Friday suspended the non-bailable arrest warrant of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran khan for two weeks against the case of defamation against institutions.

The court directed the lawyers to submit power of attorney in the next hearing after two weeks.

Justice Zaheer-ud-Din Kakar released the notices to the parties.

Earlier today, a team of Quetta Police had reached Lahore to arrest PTI chief Imran Khan in the case of defamation against institutions.

Under the leadership of Superintendent of Police (SP) Investigation Muhammad Naeem, more than five officers were part of police team who were to consult Lahore team for Imran’s arrest. The team included Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Abdul Sattar, a sub-inspector and two other officers.

It is pertinent to note that earlier on Thursday, Judicial Magistrate Quetta had issued non-bailable arrest warrant of PTI chairman under multiple sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA), after which the Quetta police team left to reach Lahore for Imran’s arrest.

A case of defamation against institutions was registered in Bijli Road police station against Khan.

Imran Khan had also filed an appeal for protective bail in Lahore high court (LHC) against Quetta case.