A step back has been taken for Imran Khan, who was given two warrants for his arrest and who was taken into custody by the police from his residence in Lahore. According to the news in Dawn newspaper, Pakistani Justice Movement Party (PTI) leader Khan came from Lahore to the capital Islamabad to attend the hearing of his case. The court annulled the arrest warrant for Imran Khan on the grounds that he did not attend the hearings.
However, Khan's appearance in court was delayed due to a scuffle between PTI supporters and the police outside the court.
After the developments, the court judge Zafer Iqbal allowed Khan to sign the document showing his participation in the hearing from his car and not come to the courtroom.
Iqbal canceled the arrest warrant for Khan on the grounds that he did not appear in the hearings and postponed the hearing to 30 March.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah stated that during the police raid on Imran Khan's house, gunfire was fired from the house and that Molotov cocktails, explosives and materials used in making bombs were seized at home.
Punjab Police Chief Osman Anvar, on the other hand, stated that AK-47 Kalashnikov infantry rifles and cartridges were seized as a result of the searches, adding that 61 people have been detained so far and this may increase.
Khan had left for Islamabad this morning from his residence in Lahore to attend the trial.
Two arrest warrants were issued for Khan on 13 March, who did not attend the hearings of the cases he was tried.
During the operation launched by the police on 14 March to detain Khan, clashes broke out between PTI supporters and members of the police. Police and paramilitary units were unable to detain Imran Khan. More than 60 police officers were injured and 15 demonstrators were detained in the incidents.
The Islamabad High Court suspended the arrest warrant for Khan, who declared that he would attend the hearing, yesterday.
There are 94 cases against former Prime Minister Khan.
Imran Khan's government had fallen with 174 "no" votes in the no-confidence vote held in the Pakistani Parliament on April 10, 2022.
Shahbaz Sharif, brother of Nawaz Sharif, who served as prime minister for three terms in the country, was elected prime minister with the support of the absolute majority with 174 votes in the election held in the Parliament on 11 April.