Hearing of Al-Qadir Trust case begins at special location
Hearing takes place at location where Imran Khan is being kept under custody.
Hearing of the Al-Qadir Trust case kicked off at a special location, New Police Guest House, Police Lines, Islamabad on Wednesday.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented former prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan at the Islamabad Police Lines, which has been given the status of a court venue as a “one-time dispensation”.
At the outset of today’s hearing, NAB requested the court to grant 14-day physical remand of Imran Khan.
The government has declared the location of the PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s custody — New Police Guest House, Police Lines — the venue for the proceedings, the office of Islamabad chief commissioner said in a notification.
The decision to present Khan at a special court instead of a NAB court was taken in view of security threats to his life.
“the Provincial Government, as a one-time dispensation, is pleased to declare New Police Guest House, Police Lines Headquarters H 11/1, Islamabad, the venue for the hearing of the case titled ‘District Election Commissioner Vs Imran Khan Niazi’ and for the appearance of Mr. Imran Khan Niazi before Honorable Judge Accountability Court – I, Islamabad on 10th May 2023, instead of F-8 Court Complex, Islamabad and Judicial Complex G 11/4, Islamabad,” the notification issued by the provincial government, ICT read.
According to sources, the PTI chief was shifted to an unknown place late at night from NAB’s office.