File Photo of Imran Khan

Dawood Ahmed:

Islamabad court on Saturday issued arrest warrants for former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Mr. Khan had allegedly threatened government officials including the district and session judge Zeba Chaudhary.

The case against the former premier was registered on August 20 with the Margala Police Station in the federal capital.

The magistrate issued the arrest warrant at the request of the police on Saturday. Imran was booked in a terrorism case on the complaint of Islamabad Saddar Magistrate Ali Javed for threatening the additional sessions judge of the federal capital, Zeba Chaudhry.

The first information report (FIR), a copy of which is available with the  Daily Quetta Voice, was lodged with the Margalla police following a speech of Imran Khan at the PTI rally at the federal capital’s F9 Park in August.

The FIR also carried Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

However, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Sep 19 ordered the removal of terrorism sections from the case registered against the PTI chief for threatening the woman judge and officials of the Islamabad police.

Subsequently, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) directed Imran to approach the sessions court for interim bail as the matter did not fall in its jurisdiction after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dropped terrorism charges against him.

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