Imran Khan gets protective bail in eight terrorism cases and one civil case
LHC granted PTI Chairman Imran Khan protective bail in nine cases
Imran Khan gets protective bail in eight terrorism cases and one civil case on Friday.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) Friday approved protective bails of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in a total of nine cases.
PTI chief had approached the LHC on Friday evening, seeking bail in five cases registered in Islamabad and four in Lahore, respectively.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh and Justice Farooq Haider heard the protective bail applications in four cases, including terrorism charges, while the bail applications in five cases were heard by a single-member bench comprising Justice Saleem Sheikh.
Two of these cases are related to vandalism in Islamabad Judicial Complex while one is related to a police operation in Zaman Park, and one case is related to PTI activist Zile Shah’s death.
As the hearing started, Imran Khan came to the rostrum and his lawyer started presenting arguments.
Imran Khan’s lawyer said that six cases have been registered against my client in Islamabad and three in Lahore and he has applied for protective bail to appear in the concerned court, but Imran Khan has not yet been informed about the details of the cases.
Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh said that we can give bail only in the cases in which bail has been filed with us.
Fawad Chaudhry said that the police want to arrest five to six thousand people.
The court said that we can grant you bail in the same case as the cases before us.
On this occasion, Fawad Chaudhry said that Imran Khan wanted to talk, on which the court allowed him to talk.
Imran Khan said that the main problem is that there are so many cases that I don’t understand. You saved.
They said that there was tear gas shelling in my house but I want to thank you.
Justice Tariq Saleem Shaikh said that Khan Sahib law has a solution to all problems, if you go with the system then it is fine.
Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaaf said that there has been a murderous attack on me, there has been a suicide attack where there is a court in Islamabad, I believe in the supremacy of law and cannot even think of not appearing in the courts.
Justice Tariq Saleem Shaikh remarked that you brought yourself into the system, there was no problem in this case, you guys mishandled it.
Punjab government’s lawyer said that these people are saying that there are five cases of terrorism but Imran Khan has six cases of terrorism.
On this, Imran Khan said that there are 94 cases against me, and if 6 more are done, the century will be completed.
He said that this will be my non-cricketing century, on which laughter echoed in the court.
Prior to Imran Khan’s arrival, the Lahore High Court had directed Punjab Police Chief Dr Usman Anwar to facilitate the PTI chief’s arrival at the court. will hear the bail application but later the PTI chairman was given time till half past five.
Imran arrived at the Lahore High Court along with PTI supporters shortly after 5:30 p.m., while the registrar’s office of the Lahore High Court on behalf of Imran Khan’s lawyer Azhar Siddique allowed the PTI chief’s car to enter the court premises. Accepted the request to give.
Footage aired on TV showed Imran Khan’s car entering the court premises, but PTI workers were stopped at the gate.
PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry told reporters that Imran approached the Lahore High Court and assured that he is ready to appear in the Islamabad Sessions Court.
Speaking to the media today, Fawad Chaudhry said that Imran Khan himself will come to the Lahore High Court and assure the judge that he is ready to go to the Islamabad court and an affidavit has also been given in this regard.
Speaking to the media outside the Lahore High Court, Fawad Chaudhry demanded that the PTI chief be given ‘safe passage’ to appear before the Islamabad Sessions Court.
Earlier in the day, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had suspended non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Imran till March 18, providing him with a chance to appear before the trial court hearing the Toshakhana reference against the former premier.