Imran Khan Appears Via Video Link in SC Hearing NAB Laws Case

Thu May 16 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has resumed hearing a case regarding changes in the accountability laws, and former prime minister Imran Khan appeared before it via video link as a petitioner in the matter.

This development follows the Supreme Court’s order on Tuesday, in which it directed the federal and Punjab governments to facilitate Imran’s appearance on Thursday via video link from Adiala jail, during the hearing about the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws.

Justice Athar Minallah, a member of the five-member bench hearing the case, had emphasized that the court could not deny an audience to the former premier if he wished to appear before it for the case.

Today, the bench, chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa and comprising Justices Aminuddin Khan, Jamal Khan Mandokhail, Athar Minallah, and Hasan Azhar Rizvi, resumed the hearing.

According to media reports, Imran appeared via video call wearing a blue-colored shalwar qameez. Unlike the previous session, this hearing is not being live-streamed.

Imran, currently in jail facing multiple cases, made his first public appearance since his arrest from Zaman Park in August last year in the Toshakhana case, despite reservations expressed by Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar about the SC’s directives.

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