Lahore: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan has requested the nation’s chief justice to permit him to affix court docket proceedings via a video hyperlink in instances lodged towards him, claiming he might be killed if he deposes bodily. In a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Atta Bandial on Monday, the embattled PTI chief additionally urged him to membership the instances registered towards him.
“A loss of life lure was laid out on the Federal Judicial Advanced, Islamabad on Saturday final the place I needed to attend a listening to within the Toshakhana presents case. Some 20 namaloom afraad (unknown individuals) – a reference to intelligence companies males — have been current within the advanced to kill me,” Khan mentioned throughout an handle to the nation on Monday.
He additionally performed a video that confirmed the purported suspects in plain garments current within the judicial advanced carrying plastic handcuffs.
Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) alleged these males deliberate to strangulate Khan with the rope they have been holding. The PTI chief requested the CJP to analyze how these 20 or so “unknown individuals” managed to enter the high-security zone (judicial advanced). “In reality, they have been stationed there to kill me.”
“if I preserve being uncovered like this then it will not take too lengthy for them to kill me,” Khan mentioned. Referring to social media tendencies in Pakistan towards the military management, Khan mentioned, “Makes an attempt are being made to pit my get together towards the military and on the identical time the PMLN-led coalition authorities is making an attempt its finest to show the military towards me and PTI.”
There had been clashes between the law-enforcement companies and PTI staff in Lahore and Islamabad throughout court docket appearances and makes an attempt to arrest Imran Khan over the previous 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 expenses on them.
The cricketer-turned-politician has additionally been booked in near 100 instances dealing with expenses like terrorism, homicide, blasphemy, tried homicide, and treason. All these instances have been instituted towards Khan over the last 11 months when the PMLN-led authorities got here to energy after ousting him via a vote of no confidence.