An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi, on Thursday, sanctioned a 14-day judicial remand for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan. This decision pertains to 12 cases linked to the May 9 riots. The court session presided over by ATC Judge Malik Ijaz Asif, occurred at Adiala jail. Rejecting the police’s request for a 30-day physical remand, Judge Asif instead opted for a judicial remand.
Imran Khan’s Incarceration and Legal Representation
Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is currently held at Adiala jail. His legal proceedings, which include the Toshakhana and cypher cases, are being conducted within the jail premises. The recent hearing was attended by Imran Khan’s legal representatives, Malik Faisal and Sardar Shahbaz Khosa. Notably, Imran Khan was apprehended in the GHQ attack case on January 9, immediately following the issuance of his release warrant in the cypher case.
The hearing at Adiala jail was conducted via video link and witnessed the presence of multiple station house officers (SHO). Judge Ijaz, heading Rawalpindi’s anti-terrorism special court, had previously granted a two-day physical remand for Imran Khan following the conclusion of legal arguments. After the court’s ruling, investigation teams from various police stations received authorization to inquire into Imran Khan’s involvement, strictly within the limits of the Adiala jail.