Infostani International: In a recent development, the Islamabad High Court rejected Imran Khan’s plea for an immediate stay order against his ongoing jail trial in the Toshakhana and £190 million cases. The court assured that any trial shortcomings would be addressed. PTI’s counsel, Shoaib Shaheen, sought a stay order, but the chief justice deferred further complaints to the next session. The hearing is adjourned until January 23. Earlier, the IHC reserved its verdict on petitions against Imran Khan’s jail trial. PTI dismissed the Toshakhana reference as “devoid of merit,” while NAB accused Imran and his wife, Bushra Bibi, of misusing the state’s gift repository.
IHC Rejects Imran Khan’s Plea for Immediate Stay on Jail Trial: Next Hearing Set for January 23
On Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) denied Imran Khan’s plea for an immediate stay order against his jail trial in the Toshakhana and the £190 million case. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq of the IHC asserted that any deficiencies in the trial against the former prime minister would be addressed.
Shoaib Shaheen, the counsel for PTI, informed the court that the NAB cases’ jail trial is underway daily, with 11 witnesses already recording their statements. Shaheen requested the court to issue an immediate stay order on the jail trials until the next hearing.
In response, Justice Aamer stated that any further complaints would be addressed in the next hearing, and the federal government’s notification regarding the jail trial would be examined for compliance with the law.
Following this, Shaheen directed the additional attorney general to provide him with a copy of the federal government’s notification for Imran’s jail trial. When the counsel asked for the next hearing to be scheduled for the next day if a stay order was not issued that day, the high court chief justice adjourned the hearing until January 23 (Tuesday).
IHC Reserves Verdict on Admissibility of Petitions Challenging Imran Khan’s Jail Trial in Toshakhana and £190 Million NAB References
Earlier, the IHC had reserved its verdict on the admissibility of petitions against the jail trial of Imran Khan in the Toshakhana and £190 million NAB references.
PTI has categorically dismissed the Toshakhana reference against its founder and his wife, Bushra Bibi, describing it as “devoid of merit” and “a concocted fabrication.” NAB filed a reference against Imran and Bushra last year, accusing the couple of misusing the state’s gift repository—Toshakhana.