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Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan made a virtual court appearance today, addressing the Islamabad High Court through a video link from his residence in Lahore. The decision to facilitate a remote hearing was made due to security concerns surrounding Khan’s potential physical presence in the courtroom.

The hearing was in connection with Khan’s ongoing legal battle against the amendments made to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws by the current government. Khan has been a vocal critic of these changes, alleging that they were made to provide relief to those facing corruption charges.

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During the proceedings, Khan reiterated his stance that the amendments were aimed at benefiting certain individuals and undermining the accountability process. He argued that the changes were unconstitutional and a threat to the principles of democracy and transparency.

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Khan’s legal team presented their arguments, emphasizing the need for an independent and effective accountability system to combat corruption at all levels. They urged the court to strike down the amendments and restore the original NAB laws.

On the other hand, the government’s legal representatives defended the amendments, stating that they were necessary to prevent the misuse of accountability laws for political victimization. They contended that the changes were made to ensure fair and transparent proceedings.

The court heard arguments from both sides and reserved its judgment, promising to announce its decision at a later date.

The decision to allow Imran Khan to appear via video link was made after considering the security situation in the country. Khan’s supporters had planned to gather in large numbers outside the court premises, raising concerns about potential clashes and disruptions.

Khan’s virtual appearance has sparked a debate about the use of technology in judicial proceedings, with some praising it as a practical solution in extraordinary circumstances, while others raise concerns about the integrity of the process and the importance of physical presence in court.

As the case continues to unfold, all eyes remain on the Islamabad High Court’s final ruling, which could have significant implications for Pakistan’s accountability process and the ongoing political tussle between Imran Khan’s opposition party and the ruling coalition.

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