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Pakistani court overturns arrest warrant for ex-premier Khan who police failed to apprehend

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A court in Pakistan has canceled the arrest warrant for former prime minister and chairman of the Justice Movement (JM) party, Imran Khan, and has rescheduled his hearing to March 30, Geo TV reported.

The decision to postpone the meeting was made amid clashes between police officers and DZS supporters in front of the courthouse. According to the channel, the activists threw stones at the building and law enforcement officers, in response, the police used tear gas, which also hit the courtroom where the hearing was to be held. In addition, the protesters set fire to ten police motorcycles in front of the building and overturned the car.

Khan’s attendance at the hearing was recorded, although he was unable to stand trial due to clashes. The ex-premier was able to get to the court complex with a delay of almost five hours, but because of the activists he had to leave the building. Appearance in court was a condition for the suspension of the warrant for his arrest.

Recall that the ex-premier is accused of selling expensive gifts that he received while in the civil service from the heads of foreign states.

Source: Rosbalt


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