ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Rawalpindi has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan in a case related to May 9 protests, Pakistan-based ARY News reported.
According to details, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been summoned on January 9 in cases related to an attack on General Headquarters (GHQ). Notably, the PTI founder is the main accused in all the cases related to the May 9 protests.
Protests erupted across Pakistan after Imran Khan was arrested on May 9, 2023. The protests were held in remote and major cities as the PTI workers were angry after Imran Khan’s arrest. The authorities in Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad asked the armed forces to ensure law and order.
Army installations, including the Corps Commander’s house in Lahore, were also attacked during the protests by PTI workers. Imran Khan’s party, in a post on X, formerly known as X, had urged Pakistanis to come out and protest against his arrest.
“Pakistan, its your time now. It’s now or never an opportunity. People must come out to defend their country now,” PTI had posted on X. A number of PTI leaders and workers, including PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Yasmin Rashid, were arrested in connection with the May 9 protests.
On Thursday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) approached the Supreme Court (SC) against the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) decision to restore an Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ruling revoking the party’s ‘bat’ electoral symbol over discrepancies in holding intra-party elections, Dawn newspaper reported. (ANI)