The Lahore High Court (LHC) has granted the Punjab police chief a final extension until September 26 to locate the missing TV anchor and YouTuber, Imran Riaz Khan. The proceedings concerning Khan’s disappearance have been adjourned until that date.
Imran Riaz Khan went missing after being arrested in the aftermath of protests that erupted due to the detention of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, on May 9. His current whereabouts are unclear despite being reportedly released from custody on May 15. In light of this, Khan’s father lodged a kidnapping complaint on May 16, prompting an investigation.
During a recent hearing presided over by LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti, Punjab Inspector General (IG) Dr. Usman Anwar was granted one “last opportunity” to resolve the case, as the court emphasized the urgency of the situation and noted the depletion of their patience. Despite several hearings and involvement from various departments, Khan remains missing, and the ongoing investigations have yet to yield significant results. The court has sternly warned that failing to present Khan by the designated date will initiate proceedings in line with the law.