The Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plea against the trial court’s trial in the Toshakhana case, Dawn reported on Wednesday. According to Dawn, the matter is expected to be heard by a three-judge bench. Notably, Imran Khan on Monday approached the top court against the Islamabad High Court’s decision not to stay the lower court proceedings.
In his application, Khan argued that if the judge hearing the Toshakhana case proceeds to record his statement under section 342, all pending petitions before the IHC would become infructuous, as the jurisdiction has been granted by the High Court. No stay has been granted against the challenges made. Trial Court as per Don. The complaint related to Toshakhana was filed under the Elections Act 2017, and Khan was summoned to appear in person.
The former Prime Minister was required to record his statement under Section 342 of CrPC.A. Subsequently, two applications were filed on legal points, stating that the complaints were time-barred, the complaint was filed without any authority, and It could not be considered directly and had to come through a magistrate, Dawn reports. The Toshakhana reference, filed by MPs of the ruling coalition, alleges that Imran Khan did not disclose details of gifts held by him from Toshakhana during his tenure as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
According to the verdict, Imran Khan was found involved in corrupt practices under Articles 167 and 173 of the Constitution. “His disqualification under Article 63, 1(p) extends to his present Parliament membership”, the ECP said in its detailed 36-page judgment of reference, as reported by ARY News. ,
“The amount in his bank account was almost half of the value of state gifts. Imran Khan was bound to declare cash and bank details in his returns, but he did not declare the same,” the ECP’s judgment said. News told. Subsequently, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) launched a probe against Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case on 9 March.