A Pakistani court dismisses the charges of incitement to murder against Imran
The opposition mocks Imran Khan after the Pakistani prime minister delivers a parting speech full of self-pity and xenophobia. Image source: IANS News
Islamabad, August 28: A court in Pakistan has rejected an FIR stating charges of incitement to murder against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, his lawyer confirmed on Monday. In June, Khan was charged with abetting the murder of High Court lawyer Abdul Razak, who was killed in a drive-by. Shootings took place in Quetta that month, The Express Tribune reported.
Razak’s son had accused the former prime minister of being behind his father’s death.
Khan’s lawyer, Naeem Haider Panjotha, said in a tweet: “The court dismissed the FIR registered against Imran Khan registered at Bigley Road Police Station, Quetta… Once again, Imran Khan emerged victorious against a false case.”
“Congratulations to the whole of Pakistan on the triumph of justice.”
Prior to his death, Razak had filed a request to register a treason case against the former prime minister for allegedly violating the constitution by unconstitutionally dissolving parliament after losing the vote of confidence in April 2022 that removed him from power, the Express Tribune reported. .
A subsidiary panel of the Balochistan High Court has set the hearing in the case for 7 June, the day of the killing.
However, the case could not be heard due to the absence of the court, while the members of the legal fraternity boycotted the court proceedings against the killing of the senior lawyer.
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