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PTI chief moves IHC against denial of the right to defence in Toshakhana case

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On Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan challenged the additional district and sessions court’s order terminating his right of defence in the Toshakhana case.

The former prime minister moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the order, requesting it declare yesterday’s trial court’s order null and void and restore his right to defence.

The PTI chief also requested the court to hear the plea today.

A day earlier, the trial court – hearing the Election Commission of Pakistan’s plea against the PTI chief for “deliberately concealing” the gifts he retained from the Toshakhana during his tenure as the PM – in Islamabad had rejected the witness list presented by the PTI chief, terming the witnesses irrelevant to the case.

The decision of Judge Humayun Dilawar came as the Supreme Court (SC) rejected the PTI chief’s request to stay the trial court’s proceedings and asked him to wait until the IHC decision on his pending petitions.

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