Courtroom mayhem, Zaman Park battle mark turmoil


20 policemen together with SSP injured as PTI employees conflict with police at Judicial Advanced n Police picket set on hearth, Three police mobiles, 25 bikes badly broken n ‘Protesters threw petrol bombs, fired tear fuel shells at police’ n Toshakhana case listening to adjourned until March 30 n Decide seeks arguments, indictment postponed.

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE    –    After a excessive drama on the Feder­al Judicial Advanced on Saturday, Extra Periods Decide Zaf­ar Iqbal cancelled Pakistan Teh­reek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Im­ran Khan’s non-bailable arrest warrants within the Toshakhana case. 

As clashes erupted between police and supporters of former prime minister exterior the Judi­cial Advanced the choose allowed Imran Khan to go away after mark­ing his attendance. The choose adjourned the listening to until March 30 and informed the events within the case that arguments will happen throughout the subsequent listening to and likewise ordered Imran Khan to make sure his presence.

Imran Khan’s court docket seem­ance got here days after a dramatic standoff at his home in Lahore, the place police sought to arrest him after the previous prime min­ister failed to seem in court docket, resulting in clashes between po­lice and Khan’s supporters.

Islamabad Chief Commissionner Noorul Amin Mengal shift­ed the listening to of Imran’s case from F-Eight Courtroom Advanced to the Judicial Advanced in G-11 as a ‘one-time dispensation’ after PTI expressed critical safety considerations. On early Saturday, the Islamabad’s Judicial Advanced space was placed on excessive safety to make sure legislation and order and keep away from any untoward scenario.

In response to reporters who had been current contained in the court docket­room, they confronted difficulties because of the results of the teargas utilized by the police and the home windows had been pelted by stones as effectively.


PTI employees on Saturday clashed with police and induced injury to public property be­sides setting ablaze a police put up when Imran Khan reached Islamabad from Lahore to ap­pear in a court docket within the Toshakha­na case. Earlier than the arrival of PTI Chairman Imran Khan at Islam­abad’s Judicial Advanced, heavy police contingents had been de­ployed to make sure legislation and order and keep away from any untoward situa­tions. Nevertheless, the PTI employees pelted stones at legislation enforcers and authorities in and out­facet the premises of the Islam­abad Judicial Advanced. 

The employees introduced stones of their automobiles and even fired teargas on police personnel which was countered by the legislation enforcers. PTI employees broke the safety barrier of the com­plex for the second time in a row. Regardless of requests to the PTI chief to enter the judicial complicated premises, Imran Khan created a commotion by sitting in his automotive. A police put up was set ablaze and officers had been attacked outcome­ing in accidents to policemen, the police supply mentioned. PTI employees additionally closely broken three po­lice mobiles and focused legislation en­forcers by means of slingshots, which compelled police to fireside teargas. The personnel of Frontier Constabu­lary additionally stepped in to regulate the scenario. 

In the meantime, Islamabad Police issued site visitors advisory earlier and alerted residents of attainable roadblocks and detours. Imply­whereas, Inspector Basic of Po­lice Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan mentioned the very best safety mea­sures had been taken on the Judicial Advanced forward of the seem­ance of PTI Chairman Imran Khan within the Toshakhana case. He mentioned that roads had been closed at a restricted scale so commuters couldn’t face the issue. He mentioned particular directives had been is­sued to personnel to make sure se­curity as enemies may exploit such a scenario. A complete of 4,000 personnel had been deployed to make sure safety throughout the ap­pearance of the PTI chief.


As many as 20 policemen in­cluding Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Islam­abad Malik Jameel Zafar had been injured in clashes with PTI employees right here on Saturday.

In response to police spokes­individual, these police personnel had been injured attributable to stone pelt­ing by PTI protesters and vio­lent commotion by them out­facet the judicial complicated. The injured cops had been shifted to hospitals for therapy.

He mentioned that greater than 25 bikes and automobiles had been burnt by the indignant protesters whereas a car of the dispos­al squad of the police was additionally vandalized.

The indignant protesters additionally set hearth to the police put up and timber. Protesters attacked the police with petrol bombs and fired tear fuel shells on the police.

Demonstrators continuously at­tacked police personnel from completely different sides. He mentioned that cas­es can be registered and le­gal motion to be initiated in opposition to them. Islamabad police have additionally issued video proof and photos by which PTI employees might be seen damaging vehi­cles and motorbikes.


In an audio message shared by his group in a while Saturday, Khan mentioned he was not allowed to en­ter the court docket. “I’ve been exterior the court docket for 15 minutes,” Khan mentioned. “I’m attempting my finest to en­ter, however the police have fired tear fuel, positioned obstacles and containers. It appears they don’t need me to enter the court docket.”

The corruption case in opposition to Khan has been introduced by the Election Fee of Paki­stan. The electoral watchdog had accused him of not declar­ing presents obtained throughout his time as prime minister from 2018 to 2022 or earnings constructed from promote­ing them. Khan has denied the costs and known as them polit­ically motivated. The previous prime minister has expressed considerations that the authorities had been planning to arrest him, a transfer that he mentioned is geared toward stopping him from contesting elections this yr. In the meantime, three individuals had been injured as three automobiles touring with PTI chief Imran Khan’s convoy to Is­lamabad met an accident on Mo­torway on Saturday.

In response to a personal media report, the accident occurred attributable to over rushing at Kallar Kahar when the driving force of a automotive misplaced management, hit different automobiles and turned turtle. Because of this, at the least three individuals had been in­jured. The automotive that turned turtle belonged to PTI MNA Shaukat Ali Bhatti from Hafizabad, who was accompanied by different PTI employees. MNA Shaukat Ali re­mained secure within the accident.


The decrease court docket of Islam­abad on Saturday cancelled the non-bailable arrest warrants in opposition to Pakistan Tehreek-e-In­saf Chairman Imran Khan and likewise postponed his indictment until March 30 in Toshakhana legal case. Furthermore, the court docket of Extra Periods Decide Zafar Iqbal instructed the attorneys to provide arguments on the maintainability of the case in subsequent listening to.

The choose made it clear that Imran Khan needed to seem on the subsequent listening to as effectively. 

To this, the defence lawyer Khwaja Haris mentioned that they might file an exemption plea from the looks on the subsequent listening to. The choose mentioned that the court docket would view the scenario on the mentioned date relating to the exemption request. 

Furthermore, the PTI chairman left for Lahore with out getting into­facet the courtroom and mark­ing his attendance.

Because the listening to started, Imran Khan’s lawyer Dr. Baber Awan submitted an exemption plea from the looks of the PTI chairman. 

He mentioned that Imran Khan had reached the premises of the ju­dicial complicated. The choose ob­served that he hoped that the subsequent listening to can be held in F-Eight Kachehri Islamabad. 

In the meantime, the PTI chairman had submitted the surety bonds to the court docket. As well as, Imran’s lawyer submitted an applica­tion to the court docket and prayed to the choose to mark his atten­dance as he had reached exterior the judicial complicated. 

The court docket accepted the re­quest and despatched its workers member to Imran Khan’s automotive for taking his attendance signature because of the legislation and order scenario out­facet the judicial complicated. 

The court docket’s workers member who went to take the signature of Imran Khan was tortured by the miscreants. Later, the court docket in­quired concerning the file having the attendance signature of Imran Khan to this SP Samiullah ex­pressed no data. Khwaja Haris mentioned the lack of the mentioned ju­dicial file was a critical matter.

The court docket, nonetheless, put up­poned the indictment of Imran Khan until March 30, whereas can­celling his non-bailable arrest warrants. 

It might be talked about right here that because the PTI chairman reached the Judicial complicated, tons of of miscreants tried to enter the constructing forcibly. On stopping by the police, the mob attacked the police and vandalized the general public property.


The Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has “prohibited stay/report­ed protection of any type of ral­ly, public gathering, procession by any occasion, group and particular person” for Saturday (March 18). The ban has additionally been im­posed on protection of the rally or procession by any political occasion from the Judicial Advanced, Islamabad, mentioned a notification of PEMRA shared with the media.

In response to the notification, the “Competent Authority” im­posed the ban whereas “exercising powers vested underneath Part 27(a) of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Modification) Act 2007.”

In case of non-compliance, PEMRA mentioned “license shall be suspended underneath Part 30 (3) of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Amend­ment) Act 2007, with none present trigger discover within the pub­lic curiosity together with different en­abling provisions of legislation.”

The motion to this impact was taken because the Regulation Enforcement Company of Islamabad commu­nicated its concern to PEMRA relating to airing of “stay foot­ages / photographs of violent mob, assaults on police and legislation en­forcing businesses” by satellite tv for pc TV channels. It was famous that stay telecast of such footages on dif­ferent satellite tv for pc TV channels cre­ated chaos and panic among the many viewers and Police. 

“Airing of such content material is in violation of judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Courtroom of Pa­kistan handed in Suo Moto Case No. 28 of 2018 reported as PLD 2019 Supreme Court1, Part 20 of PEMRA Ordinance, 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Amend­ment) Act 2007, Rule 15(1) of PEMRA Guidelines, 2009, Regulation 18 of PEMRA (Tv Broad­solid Station Operations) Reg­ulations 2012, Clause 4 (10), 5, 17 & 24 of Digital Media (Programmes and Promote­ments) Code of Conduct 2015 learn with Part 27 of PEM­RA Ordinance, 2002 as amend­ed by PEMRA (Modification) Act 2007,” learn the notification.

In the meantime, Lahore Police Sat­urday launched an operation at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chair­man Imran Khan’s residence, Zaman Park, leaving a number of po­licemen and PTI activists in­jured throughout the conflict.

In response to police and eye­witness, greater than 1,000 se­curity personnel took half within the grand operation being con­ducted to take away camps arrange exterior Imran Khan’s residence utilizing cranes. Pakistan Teh­reek-e-Insaf (PTI) activists con­fronted the police because it eliminated impediments resulting in Imran’s residence. The activists pelted stones on the safety personnel and beat them up with batons, leaving at the least three policemen injured who had been shifted to Ser­vices Hospital.

The police retaliated with a baton cost and managed to interrupt by means of the gate of Zaman Park and achieve entry into the premises. In response to re­ports, a number of PTI employees have been arrested throughout the opera­tion. In the meantime, the Lahore advert­ministration has additionally beefed up safety on Mall Highway to pre­vent the meeting of PTI work­ers following the operation. The principle artery of the town has been closed to site visitors, owing to which commuters have confronted excessive difficulties. 

Not less than 4 prisoner vans had been stationed on Mall Highway, with heavy contingents of An­ti-Riot Power deployed to deal with the untoward scenario. 


Inspector Basic of Police (IGP) Punjab Dr Usman An­conflict mentioned on Saturday that thus far 61 activists of Pakistan Teh­reek-e-Insaf (PTI) had been ar­rested for attacking the police throughout an motion at Zaman Park.

Addressing a press convention together with Caretaker Punjab Minister for Data Amir Mir right here, he mentioned the police took motion in Zaman Park after get­ting search warrants, including that the court docket had cleared that it was a authorized obligation of the police to hold out the investi­gation course of on advantage. IGP An­conflict placed on show the alleged petrol bombs and mentioned, “These petrol bombs had been recovered from there (Zaman Park), and there may be additionally ammunition oth­er than this.” He additionally mentioned po­lice had completed the search and cleanup operation in Zaman Park and took into custody AK-47 assault rifles and numerous bullets from Im­ran Khan’s mansion in Lahore’s posh neighbourhood.

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