Court accepts Imran’s exemption plea in Toshakhana reference

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An additional sessions court in Islamabad accepted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s request for exemption from appearing before the court on Monday for the hearing of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) plea for starting criminal proceedings against Imran in the Toshakhana (gift depository) reference.

District and Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal had summoned the former premier in his personal capacity, however, Imran filed a request for exemption from attendance based on medical grounds. The request was accepted by the court.