ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has brushed aside the allegation by the Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal that it provided an official Mercedes Staff Car to transport the Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan for his appearance at the Apex Court on May 11, 2023.
چیف جسٹس بندیال صاحب کیا پوچھنے کی جسارت کر سکتا ہوں ہمیں عدالت میں پیش ہونے کے لئے مرسڈیز کیوں نہیں بھیجی تھی؟ pic.twitter.com/e7TQnkbTmm
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) May 20, 2023
In a statement on Tuesday, the Supreme Court said that by the order dated May 11, 2023 passed at 03:00 pm, it had directed for the former Prime Minister and Chairman PTI Imran Khan to be produced in Court at 04:30 pm.
However, as reported by the Islamabad Police, the appearance was delayed to around 06:15 pm for arranging his safe transportation to the Court.
It is hereby clarified that the Supreme Court does not provide conveyance for the appearance of any person before the Court.
In the instant case, the Islamabad Police had arranged the vehicle for transporting Imran Khan in compliance of the Court’s direction.