ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday rejected the plea seeking to place the names of the former prime minister Imran Khan and ex-ministers on the Exit Control List (ECL) and an investigation into an alleged threat letter.
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 Haider’s plea earlier in the day.
The petition was filed by Maulvi Iqbal Haider after Khan left PM House following his ouster from the office of the premier as a result of a successful no-confidence vote against him Saturday night.
At the outset of today’s hearing, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah asked the petitioner why he was politicising the issue?
“It is the state’s responsibility, why did you reach out to the court?” Justice Minallah noted.