Court issues production order for Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi

Judge Tahir Abbas Sipra directs Adiala jail superintendent to produce the couple before court on April 4

By
Arfa Feroz Zake
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf founder Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi. — AFP/File
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf founder Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi. — AFP/File

  • Court has issued their production orders on bail plea.
  • Imran Khan has sought bail in a May 9 case too.
  • District and sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Sipra issued the order. 


ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions court of Islamabad on Monday issued a production order for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi.

The court has issued their production order on the plea filed by the two seeking bail in the cases pertaining to the forgery of receipts for Toshakhana gifts, while Khan has also filed a plea to seek bail in a May 9 violent protests case as well.

District and sessions judge Tahir Abbas Sipra issued the production order and directed the Adiala jail superintendent to produce the couple before the court on April 4.

The decision came after another district and sessions court, last week, had approved a request seeking to produce Khan and PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi in court, directing authorities to ensure the politicians' production on April 20.

The petition, requesting their production, was heard by Judicial Magistrate Mureed Abbas in relation to the Parliament attack case against Khan and others.

Khan’s lawyer Naeem Panjotha, during the hearing, had argued that the Superintendent of Adiala jail did not obey the order of any court. He had insisted the court to ensure that the jail officials adhered to the orders and produced Khan.

The former premier's counsel had asked the court to order to present Khan in the courtroom.

"The High Court ruled that a meeting with a political leader can be done on video link."

Panjotha had added that the internet worked in Adiala jail, but only in the case of PTI founder, it stopped working.

"Superintendent Adiala jail is afraid to bring PTI founder on video link," the counsel had said.