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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore on Tuesday declared as ‘invalid’ the search warrant at the Zaman Park residence of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. According to Pakistan’s media, ATC judge Abhar Gul Khan reserved the verdict on the PTI chief’s petition, saying that a one-time search warrant is not forever.
The former prime minister had moved the Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore, requesting the cancellation of the search warrant for his Zaman Park residence. According to media reports, Imran Khan had made the State, Commissioner Lahore, DIG Operation Lahore, SSP Operation Lahore and others respondents in the petition. On May 18, the police obtained a search warrant from the ATC for Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence.
Imran Khan’s statement on alleged threats to PTI workers
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed that the central government is stooping to unimaginable levels and PTI workers are being threatened that women will be taken away from their homes. Addressing the public through video link, Khan claimed that PTI workers were being threatened that women would be taken away from their homes. The government has stooped to this level. No one could have imagined Pakistan’s politics to stoop to this level. Khan said the authorities were scared to release the women. He also said that the authorities were aware that none of the women were involved in the arson incidents. Hardly 100 to 150 people would have been involved in the violence. Others were protesting peacefully.
Referring to the crackdown on PTI, Imran said that even after the Pakistan government’s crackdown, only a few people left the party. Regarding the leaders who left the party, Khan said that most of those who left the party were not going to get tickets this time. He was afraid of ending his political career.