A Pakistani court has dropped the arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Imran Khan | Updates


In a major relief for former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday dropped a non-bailable arrest warrant against him in a contempt of court case. The decision came after Khan’s lawyer filed a petition in the court seeking to quash the arrest warrant.

The apex court had issued the arrest warrant against Khan on February 16 for failing to appear in court hearing in a contempt of court case. The case was related to Khan’s criticism of the court’s decision to disqualify him as the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2017.

The court had also held Khan in contempt for not appearing in the case in December 2020. Khan had expressed regret for his remarks but maintained that he was not present in court due to other commitments.

The court accepted his apology and dropped the arrest warrant against him. The court also directed Khan to ensure his presence in the next hearing of the case.