NAB directed to produce Khan in HC on Friday
The Pakistan Supreme Court has granted a big relief to ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Apex Court on Thursday declared his arrest ‘illegal’ and asked to appear before the High Court on Friday.
The direction came after Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial called Khan’s arrest from the Islamabad High Court premises a disgrace to the judicial system of Pakistan. Bandial directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to produce Imran KIhan in the High Court in a dignified manner. The three-member bench heard the petition of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President challenging his arrest. Khan was arrested on Tuesday under corruption charges levelled by NAB.
Leading newspaper Dawn reported quoting the Chief Justice as “What dignity remains of the court if 90 people entered its premises? How can any individual be arrested from court premises?”
“If an individual has surrendered before the court, then what does arresting him mean?”, the Chief Justice said and added “The NAB has committed contempt of the court.