ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been taken into custody under supervision Anti-terrorism law In the Supreme Court attorney murder case, his party said Wednesday.
Lawyer Abdul Razzaq Shar was killed on Tuesday in a drive-by shooting in Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, while he was on his way to the provincial high court when he was targeted by unknown assailants.
Shar’s son, Siraj Ahmed, registered a case on Tuesday, charging in an FIR that his father was killed on the orders of Khan, the head of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
PTI confirmed, in a WhatsApp message, that Khan, 70, was named in the FIR set up at Shaheed Jamil Kakar Police Station in the city.
According to the copy of the FIR provided by the party, the complainant told the police that his father had registered a case against Khan and that he had been receiving threats. He said, “I mention Imran Khan in the FIR because the threats were directed at my father at his behest.”
Char filed a constitutional petition against Khan and his former deputy Qasim Suri in the Balochistan High Court for proceedings under Article 6 relating to high treason for illegally dissolving the National Assembly in April 2022 after the joint opposition filed a motion of no confidence against the PTI government.
Earlier, Assistant Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Ataullah Tarar, alleged that Char was killed on Khan’s order to evade accountability in a treason case.
PTI spokesman Raouf Hassan rejected the allegation and instead accused Sharif and Interior Minister Rana Sanalla of planning the killing.
Separately, a fraud case was filed against Khan at Kohsar Police Station in Islamabad on 6 June for providing false receipts for the purchase of Toshakhana gifts.
Khan Bushra Bibi’s wife and former aides Shehzad Akbar and Zulfi Bukhari and Bibi’s girlfriend Farah Joji are mentioned in the case.
The complainant, a local watch dealer, stated that Khan used fake receipts from his store to buy and sell Toshakhana watch.
Khan had already been disqualified in the Toshakhana case by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) who also filed a criminal case against him in a local court as the leader of the movement had already been charged.
The case rests on allegations that he sold gifts, including an expensive watch, that he received from foreign dignitaries and failed to declare profit with ECP.
Khan is facing more than 100 cases across the country since he was ousted from power in April last year.


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