Ex-Premier and PTI Chief Imran Khan, who is facing a number of court cases, on Thursday revealed that he had forgotten his clothes and shaving kit last week at the Police Lines rest house where he was kept.
In a written response to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), he asked the anti-corruption watch dog to send his belongings to his Zaman Park residence.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, in his five-page answer, said that he left the NAB inquiry report and personal hygiene at the rest house as he rushed to court.
Imran Khan Seeks Return of Personal Belongings Left at Police Lines, Islamabad, Following His Arrest in a Corruption Case Related to £190 Million Settlement from UK Authorities on May 9th
However, the Supreme Court ordered his release on 11th May and directed him to appear before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) the next day.
To ensure Khan’s security, he was again sent back to the Police Lines rest house till the hearing at the high court.
“Be that as it may, kindly note that although the inquiry report was provided to me during custody, I could not carry the said inquiry report, or for that matter, my clothes and shaving kit, with me when I attended the court proceedings before the honorable Islamabad High Court on 12-05-2023,” PTI Chairman wrote.
“I would request that before serving me a call-up notice and pursuant thereto recording my statement and requiring production of documents accordingly, a copy of the said inquiry report (along with my clothes and shaving kit that have been left behind in the room where I stayed in Police Lines Islamabad) may be immediately forwarded to me at my address at Zaman Park.”
If that is not possible, the PTI chief told NAB, that he can also instruct his legal counsel in Islamabad, Gohar Ali Khan, ASC to visit your office at your convenience, to collect a copy of the report.
Imran Khan Arrest
On 9th May, Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan arrested by NAB and taken into custody by Rangers from the premises of Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Al-Qadir Trust Case.
The PTI chief was taken into custody in the Al-Qadir Trust case by Rangers from Islamabad High Court where the former premier had gone to seek bail in multiple FIRs registered against him. The former prime minister was taken in black Vigo and shifted to NAB office Rawalpindi by the law enforcement agency.
The PTI chairman was going for biometric at the IHC when he was taken into custody.
Later, Islamabad High Court (IHC) declared PTI Chairman Imran Khan arrest Legal by NAB Officials. After which PTI filed a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision calling party chief Imran Khan’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) “legal”.
Terming the judgment ‘full of flaws’, Imran Khan termed the arrest warrants issued by the NAB ‘illegal’ and added that he did not receive notice of transforming the inquiry into the investigation.
Supreme Court Verdict
Supreme Court of Pakistan declares Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan’s arrest “illegal” by NAB in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
The three-member bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Athar Minallah in the supervision of CJP Umar ata Bandial, while hearing the former prime minister’s plea against his arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case, termed Imran Khan’s arrest by Rangers from inside courtroom “illegal” and ordered his immediate release.
The Top court also ordered the PTI chief to appear in Islamabad High Court for his case hearing.
After which Imran Khan Friday also got big relief from the Islamabad High Court as the authorities have been restricted from arresting the ousted prime minister in any case till Monday morning 15th May.
IHC single bench Mian Gul Hassan heard Imran Khan’s plea and barred authorities from arresting him in any new case till 17th May. The bench also orders authorities to ensure foolproof security to Imran Khan.
What is Al-Qadir Trust case
The Ex-Premier, along with his wife Bushra Bibi and other PTI leaders, are facing a NAB inquiry related to a settlement between the PTI government and a property tycoon, which reportedly caused a loss of 190 million pounds to the national exchequer.
As per the charges, the Imran Khan and others accused allegedly adjusted Rs50 billion — 190 million pounds at the time — sent by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to the government.
They are also accused of getting undue benefit in the form of over 458 kanals of land at Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa, to establish Al Qadir University.