IHC adjourns hearing of Imran’s daughter case until March 1


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday adjourned the hearing of former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s disqualification in alleged daughter’s case until March 1, 2023.

Imran had requested for the adjournment of the hearing. A three-member larger bench of the IHC heard the case. Speaking on the occasion, the petitioner’s lawyer said that he had filed an application for submitting additional documents in the case. The court allowed to make these documents part of the record.

Salman Akram Raja, counsel for the PTI chairman, also sought time from the court for the submission of documents. He prayed to the court to hear arguments in support of maintainability of the petition on the next hearing.

The petitioner’s lawyer argued that even now when the former prime minister was not the MNA, the petition against him was still maintainable. “After all, he is the political party head,” he said, and added, “Imran’s reply should be in writing and should be on merit.”

Addressing the petitioner’s counsel, the CJ remarked he knew why Imran was not submitting his reply in the case. In an important development in former prime minister and PTI Chief Imran Khan’s alleged daughter Tyrian White case, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had, two days ago, (Tuesday, February 7, 2023) constituted a larger bench.— NNI