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Imran Khan attends the JIT hearing in the terrorism case

Imran Khan attends the JIT hearing in the terrorism case

ISLAMABAD: In compliance with the orders of the anti-terrorism court, PTI Chairman Imran Khan finally appeared before the Islamabad Police’s joint investigation team (JIT) in a terror case for allegedly threatening Further Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry throughout a public rally in Islamabad on August 20. 

Imran Khan was booked for terrorism under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act for making controversial remarks against the periods judge and the senior police office on August 20.

Earlier, the PTI chief had been avoiding the JIT regardless of being given a 3rd notice for appearing by the JIT probing the terrorism charges against him.

On September 12, prosecutor Raja Rizwan Abbasi apprised ATC Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan that the PTI chairman had not but joined the investigation.

During the course of the proceedings, the ATC judge ordered the prosecution and Khan’s counsel to decide the place and when to become a part of the investigation and extended the PTI chief’s interim bail till September 20.

Imran Khan, however, recorded his statement before the JIT at the SSP office in Islamabad.

Talking to journalists after appearing before the JIT, the PTI chairman Imran Khan lashed out on the coalition government over its alleged failure in controlling the economic crisis and mentioned, “Pakistan is following in the footprints of Sri Lanka.”

He maintained that free and fair elections are the only solution to the economic crisis. Imran Khan criticised the government for doing politics amid floods and harassing the party’s donors.

“They’re trying to crash my party,” Khan mentioned and warned that the federal government couldn’t face up to his protest call.

He maintained that they may maintain negotiations with the federal government only on the topic of free and fair elections.

Responding to a question about his look before the JIT, Imran said that the case has change into a joke before the world.

“I appeared before the JIT despite realizing it is a joke,” he added.

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