PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan will appear before the Lahore High Court (LHC) to seek protective bail in multiple cases filed against him.
According to the details, the PTI chief has approached the LHC to seek protective bail in nine cases. Five of those cases are registered in Islamabad and four in Lahore.
The former prime minister in his pleas stated that he wants to appear before the investigation team in the FIRs registered against him and pleaded with the LHC to grant him protective bail fearing arrest.
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Imran Khan will appear in LHC after 2pm. Meanwhile, PTI workers have also been directed to reach Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence before the PTI chief’s departure so that they can accompany him.
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On a separate note, the Lahore High Court on Friday extended its order halting an operation to arrest Imran Khan till 3 pm. Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh issued the order while hearing a petition filed by PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry to stop police from the action at Zaman Park after supporters of the former prime minister fought pitched battles with security forces when police tried to arrest Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case.
During the hearing, the PTI lawyer said petitions for protective bail of the former prime minister had been filed, adding that Imran Khan would appear before the LHC to attend the hearing.
When the IGP requested the court to issue a verdict on the arrest warrants of the PTI, Justice Sheikh said the decision would be made at 3pm and adjourned the hearing.
The first order by the LHC to postpone the Zaman Park operation came on Wednesday when the Islamabad police, backed by the Punjab police and Rangers, made a push to arrest the ex-premier in connection with the Toshkhana case. Imran has skipped indictment for four times, which led to the judge issuing non-bailable arrest warrant against him.