File Photo of Imran Khan

Dawood Ahmed:


The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of former prime minister Imran Khan for cancellation of non bailable arrest warrants in connection with the murder of a senior lawyer in Quetta. The former premier had challenged the order of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) in this regard.

Imran Khan had approached the Supreme Court against his nomination and arrest warrant in the case of a senior Supreme Court lawyer who was killed in Quetta, through advocate Sardar Latif Khosa and Sardar Shahbaz Ali Khosa.

In the petition, the former prime minister pleaded that the decision issued by the Balochistan High Court on his petition to cancel the FIR and arrest warrant filed in connection with the murder should be annulled.

A 2-member bench of the SC consisting of Justice Ejaz ul Ahsan and Justice Ayesha Malik heard the case.

Justice Ijaz ul Hassan asked that in the case Who determines the imposition of terrorism provisions? The lawyer said that the primary responsibility lies with the SHO of the police station.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan remarked that if the decision of the SHO is wrong, will an application be made against it in the ATC or not? You have the right to go and apply to the relevant forum that wrong provisions have been imposed.

The lawyer said Imran Khan is still coming to Islamabad, but I stopped him from coming to the Supreme Court.” Justice Ejaz ul Ahsan said this case is to declare the FIR null and void, there is no need for Imran Khan to come.

Justice Ejaz ul Ahsan said that if you want more relief, request the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Latif. Khosa said that if we meet the Chief Justice, news will be spread against us. Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan said that the Attorney General should be taken along to meet the Chief Justice.

Justice Ayesha Malik said that now you are giving arguments against yourself. Yes, the Supreme Court rejected the request for an injunction and interim bail against the decision of the High Court and sought the details of the case from the government lawyer. The court also issued notices to other parties including the Advocate General and Prosecutor General of Balochistan

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