Request to put the names of ex-premier and other former ministers on the no-fly list was rejected by the court along with the plea to probe the diplomatic dispatch which alleges ‘foreign conspiracy to oust Imran Khan’s government’.

Pakistan’s court on Monday dismissed a petition to put the name of the country’s former prime minister Imran Khan and his cabinet members on a no-fly list while imposing a financial penalty of Rs100,000 ($416) on the petitioner.

The request was rejected by the top Islamabad High Court judge who reprimanded the petitioner for “politicizing the issue.”

“IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued a five-page long reserved verdict against the plea, while slapping a Rs100,000 fine on the petitioner.”

“The court had reserved its verdict on [the] plea earlier in the day.”
When the chief justice asked the petitioner why he had brought the request to the court, he said he had also filed a treason case against Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.
“Imran Khan was an elected prime minister,” the IHC chief justice said. “Don’t compare him to Musharraf.”

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