Big relief for Imran Khan- Supreme Court declares Imran khan's arrest illegal

Supreme Court directs Imran Khan to appear before the Islamabad High Court tomorrow

In a major relief for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI),  Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case has been declared “illegal” by the Supreme Court and authorities have been ordered to release him “immediately”.

When the authorities presented the PTI chief before the three-member bench at around 5:40 pm an hour later than ordered.  There was a short exchange of words between Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and Imran Khan and then the order was issued.

PTI which has been on a rampage for the last two days and its protests have led to clashes with the police across the country, resulting in the death of several  welcomed the decision, with the government unhappy with the development.

The three-member bench  headed by CJP Bandial and comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar  issued the verdict on PTI's petition challenging Khan's arrest.The petition was filed after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) declared his arrest legal on May 9 (the day he was arrested), despite expressing dissatisfaction over the manner of the arrest.

“It is good seeing you,” CJP Bandial told Khan when he was presented before the three-member bench, and also asked him to "condemn" the violent protests that took place as a result of the arrest.In response, the PTI chief, through the media present in the courtroom, forwarded a message to his supporters that they should refrain from damaging public and private property.



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