A local court in Islamabad is set to resume on Saturday the hearing of the Toshakhana case against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who avoided arrest despite a protracted effort by law enforcement personnel to apprehend him for skipping multiple previous hearings.
Taking to Twitter, Khan said: “It is now clear that, despite my having gotten bail in all my cases, the PDM govt intends to arrest me.”
It is also obvious now that the entire siege of Lahore was not about ensuring I appear before the court in a case b… https://t.co/jZ04Y4LzmW
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) 1679123689000
Khan, the 70-year-old chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, is scheduled to appear before the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zafar Iqbal to attend proceedings on the complaint filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for allegedly concealing details of gifts in his assets declarations.
Accompanied by a convoy of his party workers, the PTI chief departed from his residence in Zaman Park, Lahore, and is en route to Islamabad.
Stringent security measures have been put in place outside the judicial complex in Islamabad’s G-11, where Imran is expected to arrive.
A large contingent of police has been deployed to the area to provide security for Khan, who survived an assassination attempt in November last year.