According to sources with knowledge of the incident, Mr. Khan opted not to appear before the Islamabad court due to security threats. According to the sources, the security personnel had briefed Mr. Khan on the circumstance during the previous hearing.
The legal team informed Mr. Khan of the legal considerations in this regard, according to the sources.
The legal team will appeal the additional session judge’s ruling and file a petition for protective bail before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday. The attorneys will ask for authorization to connect Mr. Khan by video link to the court.
The LHC will also be relocated tomorrow for the deposed premier’s protective bail.
Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, requested that the non-bailable arrest warrants issued against him for failing to appear before the court in the Toshakhana case be cancelled, but the sessions court rejected his request on Monday.
Hours earlier, the judge had put on hold the decision regarding the argument made by Mr. Khan’s attorneys, Qaisar Imam, Barrister Gohar, and Ali Bukhari.