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Tuesday, 27 September 2022 04:46 GMT

Pakistan court removes violence charges on previous premier Imran Khan


(MENAFN) A Pakistan high court on Monday cancelled violence charges targeted at previous Premier Imran Khan, his defense lawyers stated, a relief for the previous cricket star who has faced a spate of legal trials since being exiled from office.

The court said Khan’s alleged offense didn’t attract violence charges, Faisal Chaudhry, one of his lawyers informed Reuters.

The charges are related to an address by Khan in which he allegedly intimidated police and judicial officers when one of his close assistants was refused bail in a sedition case.

“The case against Imran Khan, however, will remain intact, that will now be tried in an ordinary court, instead an anti-terrorism court,” Chaudhry added.

“This is actually an order to quash the charges,” another of his lawyers, Babar Awan, updated Reuters, saying, “It only proves that these are trumped up charges, and just a tool for political victimization.”

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