Court issues notice to PM Imran Khan

By Our Staff Reporter

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court issued a notice on Monday to Prime Minister Imran Khan for attending a political meeting of lawyers in support of his party, allegedly using public funds. The Insaf Lawyers Forum (ILF), the legal arm of Pakistan’s ruling party Tehreek-e-Insaf, organized an event on 9 October at the Jinnah Convention Centre, which Khan discussed.

“The prime minister is the premier of the whole country, not of one particular group. Why is he misusing the state’s resources?” Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked while hearing a case against the Punjab government.

Dawn News announced that the court also referred the matter to Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed for setting up a bench to hear the case. It also instructed the Convention Center to notify the individual who charged the costs of the case. Notices were also given to the Attorney General, the Punjab General Counsel, the convention center in charge, and the ministries concerned.

The judge also noted that state land was used to plan a private event. The court also expressed disappointment at the non-appearance of Punjab’s advocate general and ordered him to attend the next hearing.

Khan used the lawyers’ forum to condemn deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, claiming that the former prime minister wanted to run the army like the Punjab Province Police Force.

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