Imran Khan and Zardari’s phone conversations were transferred to a combined investigation team, which has accused the former prime minister of corruption and corrupt practices. Warrants were issued on May 1st and a statement was released by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Bushra Bibi is also involved in the case. In addition, the NAB inquiry on Al Qadir University has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court.
Imran Khan’s lawyer, Barrister Gohar, has claimed that Imran Khan was tortured at the time of arrest, with officers beating him on his head and legs. The lawyers present at the High Court said that the Rangers personnel sprayed their eyes, which affected their vision, and during the chaos, lawyers, court staff, and guards were also tortured, resulting in injuries.
After the arrest, Chief Justice Aamir Farooq ordered the Secretary of Interior and IG Islamabad Police to appear in court within fifteen minutes, stating that he would summon the Prime Minister for non-appearance. After the interval, IG Islamabad Police Dr. Akbar Nasir and Advocate General appeared in court. The Supreme Court was informed that the arrest warrant for Imran Khan had been issued by NAB, and assistance was sought from the Ministry of Interior, on which the Rangers executed the arrest warrant.
The Chief Justice inquired whether the arrest procedure was appropriate, to which NAB Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi replied that there was a warrant of May 1, and they had written to the Ministry of Interior for action. The Chief Justice questioned whether the execution of the arrest was legally correct and whether courts were included in the places where arrest warrants could be executed. Imran Khan’s lawyer, Khawaja Haris, said that the inquiry of the Al-Qadir University case was turned into an investigation, so he asked for a copy of the inquiry report, which was not given.
After a long wait, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Amir Farooq announced the safe decision of the case related to the arrest of Imran Khan and declared his arrest as legal. However, while issuing court notices to the Interior Secretary and IG Islamabad, the Registrar ordered the Islamabad High Court to file an FIR. The court has directed the Registrar Supreme Court to investigate and submit a report by May 16.
This incident has caused a lot of uproar in Pakistan, with many people taking to social media to voice their opinions. Some people believe that Imran Khan’s arrest is politically motivated, while others think that it is a long overdue step in the fight against corruption in Pakistan. Whatever the case may be, this incident highlights the need for a fair and impartial justice system in Pakistan that treats everyone equally and ensures justice for all.