IHC directs Imran Khan to appear before trial court on March 13.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday suspended the non-bailable arrest warrants against PTI chairman Imran Khan and directed him to appear before the trial court on March 13, in the toshakhana case.

Chief Justice Aamer Farooq announced the verdict which was earlier reserved on the petition challenging the decision of the session court.

The court remarked that the accused had to appear before the court in a personal capacity for indictment in the case.

The chief justice remarked that the warrants were issued just to produce the accused before the court to run the case trial, adding that the bench wouldn't pass any out-of-practice order. Imran Khan should have appeared before the court, he said.

Justice Farooq questioned how the court should summon the accused if he was not appearing. He observed that Imran Khan could appear before the lower court as well on March 9, as he was going to appear before the high court on the same date.

Addressing the lawyers, the chief justice remarked that they wouldn't get anything here as per merit and asked the counsels to provide a date regarding the appearance of the accused. He further observed that the high court was receiving threats on daily basis, adding whether the courts should stop working on this excuse.

The chief justice remarked that it had to be viewed what happened in high court premises on the last hearing as there was a crowd where no one knew the intention of anyone. When they would bring 2,000 people things could go wrong, he added.

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