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Death lure was laid…: Imran Khan claims he might be killed in court docket, seeks digital listening to

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Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan has requested the nation’s chief justice to permit him to hitch court docket proceedings nearly in circumstances registered in opposition to him. He claimed he might be killed if he deposed bodily.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 21, 2023 08:55 IST

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the Chief Justice to membership the circumstances registered in opposition to him (Photo: AP/File)

By India Today World Desk: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, dealing with warmth in additional than 100 circumstances, has claimed that he might be killed throughout court docket depositions and has requested the chief justice to permit him to look nearly. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman alleged on Monday {that a} “death trap” was laid out at the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC), where he arrived on Saturday to attend a hearing in the Toshakhana case.

The cricketer-turned-politician went on to claim that “na maloom afraad” (unknown people) were stationed outside to kill him, The Dawn reported. The embattled PTI chief in a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Atta Bandial requested to club the cases registered against him.

Imran Khan was in the crosshairs for buying gifts, including an expensive Graff wristwatch he had received as the premier at a discounted price from the state depository called Toshakhana and selling them for profit.

He was also disqualified by the Election Commission of Pakistan for not revealing the details of the case. The election body later filed a complaint with the district court to punish him under criminal laws but Khan has skipped several court summons in the case.

Last Saturday, when Khan went to Islamabad high court for hearing in the Toshakhana case, high drama was witnessed outside the court. His arrest warrant was cancelled after ADSJ Zafar Iqbal allowed him to leave after marking his attendance at the court, due to clashes between Islamabad Police and PTI workers outside the judicial complex.

Imran Khan has also been booked in close to 100 cases facing charges like terrorism, murder, blasphemy, attempted murder and treason.

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‘DEATH TRAP WAS LAID’

“A loss of life lure was laid out on the Federal Judicial Complex, Islamabad on Saturday final the place I needed to attend a listening to within the Toshakhana presents case. Some 20 namaloom afraad (unknown folks) — a reference to intelligence companies males — had been current within the complicated to kill me,” Khan mentioned throughout an handle to the nation on Monday.

Shortly I’ll expose how I virtually walked right into a loss of life lure & the plot to kill me within the Judicial Complex; and the way Almighty Allah saved me within the nick of time.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 20, 2023

“It wasn’t [to put me in] jail however to kill [me]. If I hold being uncovered like this then it gained’t take too lengthy, they are going to be profitable after which who might be accountable?”, he mentioned.

During the handle, he additionally performed a video which confirmed the purported suspects in civil garments current within the judicial complicated carrying plastic handcuffs, reported information company PTI. He alleged these males deliberate to strangulate Khan with the rope they had been holding.

میں جب پیشی پر گیا وہاں پر موجود نامعلوم افراد نے اچانک سے میری گاڑی کے اوپر پتھراو اور شیلنگ شروع کردی، میں یہ سوال پوچھتا ہوں کہ یہ نامعلوم افراد وہاں پر کیسے پہنچے ؟#PakUnderFascism pic.twitter.com/Fow8Wyru7x
— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 21, 2023

Imran Khan has additionally urged the CJP to research how these 20 or so “unknown people” managed to enter the excessive safety zone (judicial complicated).

Continuing his tirade in opposition to the Shehbaz-Shariff authorities, Khan claimed, “Attempts are being made to pit my party against the army and at the same time the PMLN-led coalition government is trying its best to turn the army against me and PTI.”

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CLASH BETWEEN PTI WORKERS, COPS

Clashes have damaged out PTI supporters and staff and law-enforcement companies in Lahore and Islamabad throughout court docket appearances and makes an attempt to arrest Imran Khan over the previous one week.

Scores of PTI staff and policemen have been injured in these clashes. Police have arrested greater than 300 PTI staff from Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad and slapped terrorism fees on them.

All these circumstances have been instituted in opposition to Khan over the last 11 months when the PMLN-led authorities got here to energy after ousting him by means of a vote of no confidence.

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(With PTI inputs)

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Mar 21, 2023

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