Toshakhana hearing: Judge permits Imran to mark attendance outside Judicial Complex

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Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zafar Iqbal on Saturday permitted PTI Chairman Imran Khan to mark his attendance outside the Islamabad Judicial Complex where the PTI chief is to be indicted in the Toshakhana case.

“The situation as it is, the hearing and appearance cannot proceed,” the judge said referring to the hostilities between the Islamabad Police and PTI workers outside the Judicial Complex. “All those who have gathered here should disperse after marking attendance. There is no need for shelling or pelting [of stones], the hearing cannot be held today.”

He added that once the PTI chief’s signatures were taken, the next date for the hearing could then be decided.

The hearing was adjourned thereafter till Imran’s signature was taken.

Meanwhile, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi told that “all legal process [for the signature] has been completed” and said that Imran was now departing from the Judicial Complex.

Qureshi also strongly criticised the Punjab and Islamabad police forces for their actions against the PTI.