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Imran Khan Challenges Legitimacy of Search Warrants for Zaman Park Residence


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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has taken the matter to Lahore’s anti-terrorism court, seeking the cancellation of search warrants issued for his Zaman Park residence, according to ARY News. Imran Khan has named the state, Lahore commissioner, DIG operations Lahore, SSP operations Lahore, and others as respondents in his petition.

Imran Khan’s plea argues that the search warrants were obtained by law enforcement officials with malicious intent. He asserts that the warrants lack the necessary legal parameters for a valid search, and therefore, requests the court to set them aside in the interest of justice and fair play.

It is worth noting that the police acquired the search warrant for Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence from the anti-terrorism court on May 18. However, a deadlock between the provincial government and Imran Khan persists regarding the search operation, as stated by Punjab Caretaker Information Minister Amir Mir. He revealed that no agreement was reached during negotiations between a four-member delegation of the Punjab police and the PTI.

Amir Mir further disclosed that Imran Khan has been provided with a list of 2,200 “wanted people” allegedly involved in the attacks on military installations, including the Corps Commander House in Lahore, during the violent incidents that took place on May 9.

Imran Khan’s decision to challenge the search warrants reflects his concerns about the legality and intention behind the search operation at his residence. This move highlights his commitment to ensuring justice and fairness in the legal proceedings against him.

The court’s decision on Imran Khan’s plea will determine the fate of the search warrants and the legitimacy of the search operation. It is a significant development in the ongoing legal battle faced by the PTI chairman.

The outcome of this case may have broader implications, as it raises questions about the balance between law enforcement and individual rights. It also underscores the importance of adhering to legal protocols and ensuring that search warrants are obtained based on proper legal grounds.

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