Water Bottle Hurled At Imran Khan In Islamabad Court

Water Bottle Hurled At Imran Khan In Islamabad Court
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan received more reprieve on Monday when the Supreme Court (SC) barred the police from detaining the former prime minister until August 9 in connection with the Quetta murder of prominent lawyer Abdul Razzaq Shar.

Khan was reportedly hit with a water bottle by an unidentified person as he was at the Katcheri in Islamabad.  However, the former prime minister walked away unscathed.

The PTI chairman was traveling to Judge Humayun Dilawar's court. The incident occurred as a result of inadequate security measures.

The Supreme Court heard a petition against the former prime minister's nomination in the case involving Shar's shooting in Quetta in June.

On June 6, Advocate Shar was assassinated by unidentified persons on three motorbikes when he was en route to the Balochistan High Court (BHC).

On the complaint of the slain lawyer's son, Advocate Siraj Ahmed, a first information report (FIR) was filed against Khan and others in Quetta under the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and other laws.

Ataullah Tarar, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM), said that the targeted death was connected to a treason case Shar was bringing against Imran under Article 6 of the Constitution, holding the PTI chairman.

Khan was ordered to appear before the court on August 9 by a three-member bench comprising Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, and Justice Mussarat Hilali.


Timeline of shoe, ink, and eggs attack on politicians 


On March 11, 2018, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was the chief guest at Jamia Naemia Seminary in Lahore when two men lobbed shoes at him.

On March 13, 2018, a shoe was hurled at former PTI leaders during a rally in Gujrat.

On March 10, 2018, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had ink thrown at him during a PML-N workers' convention in Sialkot.

On March 15, 2021, two eggs and black ink were thrown at former PTI leader Shabaz Gill inside the LHC's premises after he arrived for a hearing at the court.