Pakistan court dismisses murder charges against ex-PM Imran Khan

A Pakistani court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief’s lawyers said. Imran Khan’s lawyer, Naeem Panjutha, shared the news on the messaging platform X, expressing gratitude for the court’s decision. He wrote, “Alhamdulillah, the court has dismissed the FIR registered against Imran Khan in […]

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A Pakistani court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief’s lawyers said.

Imran Khan’s lawyer, Naeem Panjutha, shared the news on the messaging platform X, expressing gratitude for the court’s decision. He wrote, “Alhamdulillah, the court has dismissed the FIR registered against Imran Khan in Bijli Road police station in Quetta, once again Imran Khan has been red-faced in a false case, congratulations to all of Pakistan for the victory of justice.”

Co-counsel Ali Ijaz Buttar also tweeted in celebration of the court’s decision, writing, “Alhamdulillah. The FIR registered against Imran Khan Sahib at Bijli Road Police Station was dismissed by the High Court of Balochistan, Quetta. The arrest warrant was cancelled.

Justice wins.”

One legal challenge down for Imran Khan as Toshakhana appeal verdict awaits

Imran Khan had been charged with murder in June in connection with the killing of a lawyer who had sought sedition proceedings against him. The former Prime Minister has been entangled in a web of legal battles, with over 100 cases pending against him.

Khan faced a parliamentary vote of confidence and was subsequently removed from his position as Prime Minister in April 2022, after a rift between him and the country’s powerful military establishment.

In another development, the Islamabad High Court is due on Monday to give a ruling on an appeal filed by Imran Khan to suspend his conviction in the Toshakhana corruption case.