The Supreme Court of Pakistan declared the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan as illegal and ordered his immediate release. The Supreme Court ordered Imran Khan to be shifted to Police Line’s Guest House and ordered to approach the Islamabad High Court again tomorrow.
The Chief Justice said that Imran Khan is currently in the custody of the Supreme Court, Imran Khan will stay in Police Lions Guest House.
Earlier, on the order of the Supreme Court, Imran Khan was presented in the court, Imran Khan was brought to the Supreme Court in a security convoy consisting of 15 vehicles, after bringing Imran Khan to the court room, the court room was closed.
On the occasion of the appearance in the Supreme Court, strict security arrangements were made outside the court and unrelated vehicles were also removed from outside the court by the police.
The Chief Justice said that when a person comes to the Court of Law, he surrenders before the court. We believe that the arrest of Imran Khan is illegal. Islamabad High Court should hear the case tomorrow. You have to believe.
Report of the Hearing
The arrest of Imran Khan was challenged in the Supreme Court yesterday in which PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry filed an application in the court.
In the petition, it was argued that the arrest of Imran Khan is illegal, the order of the High Court declaring the arrest of Imran Khan legal should be annulled and an order should be made to produce Imran Khan before the court.
A three-member bench consisting of Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Athar Minullah headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umar Atta Bandial is conducting the hearing.
At the beginning of the hearing, Imran Khan’s lawyer Hamid Khan gave arguments and said that Imran Khan had come to the Islamabad High Court for bail before his arrest, he was doing biometrics when the Rangers broke the door of the room and entered. abused and arrested them.
Where has the sanctity of the court gone with the arrest of the court: Chief Justice
Justice Athar Manullah said that the issue of the sanctity of the High Court will also be looked into by the Supreme Court. We have to look at the right to access to justice. Every citizen has the right to access to justice. What is happening in the country due to the political situation is very sad.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan said that where has the sanctity of the court gone by arresting the court, according to the records, the case that was scheduled was probably someone else, when 90 people entered the court premises, what was the respect of the court? NAB has insulted the court, no one will consider himself safe in future court, no one can be arrested by High Court, Supreme Court or Accountability Court, judicial dignity has been undermined by the arrest of Imran Khan.
A person cannot be arrested when he has surrendered to a court: Justice Athar Minullah
Justice Athar Minullah said that NAB has been doing the same actions with different people for many years, if such arrests start happening, no one will trust the courts in future. Can not be done.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan said that NAB will review the compliance of the warrant and not its legality, what happened after the arrest of Imran Khan should have stopped.
Justice Athar asked Imran Khan’s lawyers what they want from the Supreme Court. On this, Hamid Khan said that the Supreme Court should order the release of Imran Khan.
On the stand of Hamid Khan, the Chief Justice said that illegal work cannot be overlooked, the decision you want will apply to every citizen, access to justice is the right of every citizen.
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The court asked why Imran Khan was not investigated in NAB? Was Imran Khan personally summoned in the NAB notice? NAB wants others to follow the law, not itself.
NAB took permission from the Registrar High Court before the arrest? The question of the court
The court said that it is clear that Imran Khan also did not follow the NAB notice, the NAB notice means that the concerned person will be considered an accused.
Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar said that many people get bail only on NAB notice. According to Rickard, Imran Khan responded to the NAB notice received in March in May.
The court questioned whether NAB had taken permission from the Registrar High Court before the arrest.
On this, the Prosecutor General NAB said that NAB executed the warrant from the Ministry of Interior, on this the court asked whether the Ministry of Interior executed the warrant in the court premises. On this, Prosecutor General NAB Asghar Haider said that he respects the judiciary a lot.
Justice Athar Manullah said that NAB has not learned its lesson for many years, there are many allegations against NAB including political engineering, NAB has destroyed the country a lot.
The lawyer of NAB took the stand in the court that looking at Imran Khan’s conduct in the past, he continued to resist, NAB was in danger of losing lives.
Did NAB want to arrest Imran Khan from the court itself? Chief Justice
The Chief Justice said that the warrant was issued on the 1st and the arrest was made on the 9th. Why did NAB not try to arrest them on the 8th? Did NAB want to arrest Imran Khan from the court itself? Why was the letter written to the Ministry of Home Affairs on May 8?
Justice Azhar inquired whether NAB asked Imran Khan to be arrested from inside the court and how many notices Imran Khan received, NAB prosecutor said that only one notice was given to Imran Khan, on this Justice Athar said that Apparently the NAB warrants were not in accordance with the law, Justice, was there an attempt to arrest after the warrants were issued? Imran Khan was in Lahore, why did the NAB not ask the Punjab government to comply with the warrants?
The Chief Justice asked who had arrested Imran Khan? The NAB prosecutor said that according to the IG Islamabad, he had complied with the warrant and as per the court order, the police had complied with the warrant.
Justice Umar Attabandial said that it became clear that no permission was taken, if the accused surrenders in the court and arrests are made from there, the court premises will become an easy place for arrests. Facilitators will become.
Later, the court ordered the IG Islamabad to produce Imran Khan in the court by half past four.
The Chief Justice said that there will be no followers here in the Supreme Court, make sure, the same lawyers and journalists who are here at the moment are present.
Justice Umar Atta Bandyal said that the whole process should be restarted from where Imran Khan was arrested, he will issue an order today, the court is very serious about the vandalism and loss of government property.
The court said that it is not possible to defend the manner in which Imran Khan was arrested.
The police presented Imran Khan in the court at around 6:30. After Imran Khan entered the courtroom, the doors of the courtroom were closed.
Imran Khan was brought to the Supreme Court from Judges Gate under tight security, Imran Khan reached the courtroom on foot through a long corridor.
The Chief Justice called Imran Khan to the rostrum and said that it is good to see you, we don’t want to hear you, it is being talked about that your workers walked out in anger.
Supreme Court orders Imran Khan to refer again to Islamabad High Court
The Supreme Court declared Imran Khan’s arrest illegal and ordered his immediate release and also ordered Imran Khan to approach the Islamabad High Court again.
The Chief Justice said that when a person comes to the Court of Law, it means he surrenders before the Court. We think the arrest of Imran Khan is illegal. The court should hear the case tomorrow, Imran Khan will appear in the High Court tomorrow, you have to accept the decision of the High Court, the arrest of Imran Khan was illegal.
The Chief Justice said that incidents of violence are happening in the country after your arrest, we want peace in the country, the court wants you to condemn the riots in the country yourself, the Supreme Court will give legal rights to every citizen, you He is a former Prime Minister and a senior leader.
Justice Athar Manullah said that leaders like Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Ms. will not come again, even after killing such great leaders, the situation remained under control, because of the Supreme Court, you are standing here today, Imran Khan told the people all over the country. Give peace message to your workers, political environment is bad because of political leaders.
The reaction of what happened to me will come: Imran Khan
Imran Khan said that all the turmoil happened after my arrest, I was beaten on the head by a commando action, I was caught like a terrorist, I was not even informed about the news, my mobile was taken away, I know. I didn’t know what happened in the country, I asked, still nothing was told. Action will come, I will do what the court says, I will appear in every case, I want to apologize for what happened in the country, but I don’t know what happened outside.
Justice Athar Minullah said that you should not say that, the media is there, speak carefully, Khan Sahib, every word you say will be important.
I was arrested, how did I become responsible for the violent protests? Imran Khan
Imran Khan said that the media is present here, I want to convey a message, I was under arrest, how did I become responsible for the violent protests? My mobile phone was taken away, I don’t know what happened in the country, I never talked about anarchy, we only want elections in the country, I tell everyone not to damage government and public property.
Imran Khan said that sometimes they kept taking me to the police line and sometimes somewhere else, I did not understand what happened, I had responded to the NAB notice, I want free elections in the country.
The Chief Justice said that you should start negotiations, it will bring peace in the society, this is a good thing, you are the guardian of people’s rights, the narrative from both sides has become intense.
Imran Khan is currently in the custody of the Supreme Court: Chief Justice
The Chief Justice said that Imran Khan is currently in the custody of the Supreme Court, Imran Khan will stay in Police Lions Guest House, if possible, the hearing should be scheduled at 11 o’clock in the Islamabad High Court. No, we care about your security, ten people will be allowed to meet Imran Khan, those who meet Imran Khan will include his family, lawyers and friends.
The court also directed Imran Khan to provide the list of his close relatives.
The Chief Justice said that the Supreme Court has set two rules, the rule is that no citizen will be arrested from the court premises in the future, no person except the police will come to arrest the court premises without permission.
On this occasion, Imran Khan requested the court to let me go to Bani Gala.
The Chief Justice said that it is the responsibility of the IG and the Attorney General to ensure Imran Khan’s security, Imran Khan is in the custody of the Supreme Court till tomorrow, the fear is that nothing may happen to Imran Khan in our custody.
Imran Khan said that blessings have come because of your custody.
Imran Khan requested to declare Bani Gala as a sub-jail, which was rejected by the court.
The Chief Justice said that the guest house where he was staying has three rooms, there will be gossip, sleep and tomorrow he will appear in the High Court, you will stay comfortably in the guest house.
Justice Athar Minullah said that the High Court has to reach on time, if there is a delay it will be a problem for this court.
The Chief Justice said that citizens should have freedom within the jurisdiction of the court.
Imran Khan said that I do not know what is happening outside, I am not responsible for what is happening outside.
You are responsible for what is happening: Justice Athar Minullah
Justice Athar Minullah said that the leader cannot say that the workers are not responsible for what they are doing, you are responsible for what is happening.
Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial said that before us is only the case of bail, what my fellow judges are saying is not the case before us. He said that they don’t want to burn or damage property, when you represent the people under the constitution, you also have constitutional responsibilities, 23 crore people are waiting for our leaders to move this stalled boat forward.
A friend sent a message that the next target could be your house: Chief Justice
The Chief Justice said that it is unbelievable that the narrative has become aggressive from both sides, I can’t believe what kind of language is being used, a friend sent me a message that the next target could be your home, the message said. Your house can also be set on fire.
The Chief Justice told Imran Khan that there are many cases against him, to which Imran Khan said that there are not so many cases.
The Chief Justice said that many cases were filed against him on his behalf, you know who I am talking about, he has also made many sacrifices, we are a poor country, avoid what is happening. , Imran Khan you will face cases, property should not be damaged, Imran Khan you have to stop people from coming to court tomorrow, Imran Khan will be here as a guest.
Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar said that we are not going into the details of the legality or illegality of the warrant, the contempt of court case of May 25 against Tehreek-e-Insaf is also pending.
Imran Khan said that whenever there was a fear of chaos, including May 25, I ended my protest.
The Chief Justice said that it is hoped that you will cooperate and play your role, the same is expected from the other side, Imran Khan can keep 6 members of his family together, there are more rooms in the guest house, the family can stay together.
After appearing in the Supreme Court, Imran Khan left the court, Imran Khan was taken in the DIG security car, Imran Khan was taken to Police Lines Guest House surrounded by police and Rangers.
It should be noted that on May 9, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan from the premises of Islamabad High Court, after which he was produced in the Accountability Court located in Police Lines the next day, where the court His 8-day physical remand was approved.