The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party has requested that their chief, Imran Khan, be allowed to participate in judicial proceedings via video link.
A joint letter was written by the party’s Vice Chairman, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Secretary General, Asad Umer, stating that Imran Khan, as the former prime minister and leader of the largest party, was unlawfully dethroned through a conspiracy that resulted in numerous fabricated cases being registered against him and his party.
The letter went on to mention that Imran Khan had previously survived an attempt on his life, and that his safety would be in jeopardy if he were to appear in court in person. Given the country’s history of political leaders being targeted in assassination attempts, the threat to Imran Khan’s life was deemed “serious.”
The letter also highlighted security lapses during Imran Khan’s recent appearance in the Islamabad High Court, and argued that the cases against him were designed to make him more vulnerable to attack. The party therefore requested that Imran Khan be allowed to appear via video link in order to ensure his safety.