SC disposes of Imran’s plea against Toshakhana case trial

Islamabad High Court expected to announce its verdict on same plea today.

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court today disposed of former premier Imran Khan’s plea against trial proceedings in the Toshakhana case after he withdrew his petition.

On Wednesday, the apex court had turned down Imran’s request to stay the trial in the Islamabad sessions court.

However, it had also granted relief to the PTI chief by postponing further proceedings till today so that he could approach the court again in case any adverse order was passed by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Meanwhile, IHC on Thursday had reserved its verdict on a set of petitions filed by Imran against the Toshakhana trial, and is expected to issue the verdict today.

The IHC will also issue the reserved verdict on Imran’s appeal against the trial court’s order to refuse his right to produce witnesses in the case.

A three-member SC bench, led by Justice Yahya Afridi and comprising Justice Musarrat Hilali and Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, was set to hear Imran’s plea today.

However, the bench was reconstituted earlier today with Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi replacing Justice Naqvi.

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