IN A relief to embattled Imran Khan, a top Pakistani court on Tuesday overturned the ruling of a sessions court and declared the Toshakhana corruption case against the former Prime Minister inadmissible. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Khan, 70, was indicted in the Toshakhana case on May 10 by Additional Sessions Judge Humayun Dilawar, who rejected objections about the admissibility of the case. The PTI chief then approached the Islamabad High Court, which had stayed criminal proceedings on the case till June 8. Following the resumption of the hearing in June, Justice Aamer Farooq on June 23 reserved his verdict on the petition, saying that he would look into the matter after Eid ul-Adha.
On Tuesday, the IHC Chief Justice Farooq pronounced the verdict on a petition filed by the former Prime Minister, challenging the Toshakhana trial proceedings. The verdict came a day after the PTI chief petitioned court for Justice Farooq’s recusal from the bench, Dawn newspaper reported.