Once stuck twice shy: Latif Khosa uses stairs instead of IHC elevator
By News Desk
August 28, 2023 01:15 PM
An interesting dialogue took place between Latif Khosa, counsel for former prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan, and a journalist prior to the start of the hearing of ex-premier’s petition against his conviction in the Toshakhana reference in Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
When the journalist, in a reference to the incident that took place on the last hearing in which Khosa had got stuck in an elevator, asked him in a lighter mood whether he would still use the elevator to get to the courtroom, the lawyer replied that he feared none, but still he would prefer to go through stairs. Then the journalist asked him that last time he had left the rostrum in protest. “Whether you will appear in the court today,” he asked.
Khosa replied that was what happened on that day. “And by the way, I had not boycotted the court proceedings,” he added.
On August 25 last, Latif Khosa got stuck in the lift of Islamabad High Court along with a number of other lawyers. After attending the hearing of Imran Khan’s plea against his conviction in Toshakhana case in IHC, Latif Khosa was heading out. He boarded the elevator along with 20 other lawyers but it stopped in the mid-way.
A large number of blackcoats gathered outside the lift and expressed concern after finding no quick way to get Latif Khosa out. They said that there was no air-conditioner or fan inside the lift.
The panicked lawyers also alerted the IHC Registrar but to no avail.
Rescue personnel were called in who broke the lift-door and let everyone including Latif Khosa out, who remained stuck there for about 40 minutes.
Reporter: Farzana Siddique