Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): An accountability court on Wednesday granted eight days physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
Imran Khan was presented before accountability court Judge Mohammad Bashir at Islamabad Police Lines, which was given the status of a court as a “one-time dispensation”.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested a 14-day physical remand, however, the PTI lawyers opposed the request.
Later, the court announced its reserved verdict, giving PTI Chairman in NAB custody on 8 days physical remand.
Earlier today, an Islamabad court indicted Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case on Wednesday,
Additional and District Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar presided over the hearing concerning the Toshakhana case.
he Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had sought proceedings under the criminal law against the PTI chief.
The electoral body had approached the court on the matter on a reference filed by lawmakers from the ruling coalition last year.
According to the reference, Imran Khan had "deliberately concealed" details of the gifts he retained from the Toshaskhana, a repository where presents handed to government officials from foreign officials are kept, during his time as the prime minister and proceeds from their reported sales.
As per the verdict, criminal proceedings will be initiated against Imran for misdeclaration.
The ECP also ruled that office is directed to initiate legal proceedings and to take follow-up action under Section 190(2) of the Elections Act, 2017.
Both the hearings were held at the Islamabad Police Lines, which was given the status of a court venue as a “one-time dispensation” late on Monday night, amid tight security.
The PTI chief was arrested on Tuesday from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises under a warrant issued by the NAB that accuses him of corruption and corrupt practices under Section 9(a) of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999.