Imran Khan‘s request for an extension of his interim bail in the case connected to the violent protests outside the ECP was denied last week by an Islamabad anti-terrorism court.
Along with a swarm of PTI supporters, the chairman of the party went to court to attend two separate hearings.
The former prime minister was given until 5 p.m. today by the Lahore High Court to appear in a case involving a protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The private team of Imran Khan went to the high court and looked at the security there and around the court. Azhar Siddique, the attorney for the PTI chief, and party leaders like Shibli Faraz and Shah Mahmood Qureshi appeared in court. Mr. Khan appeared in court for the first time since he was the target of an assassination attempt in October.
A similar petition was denied by a two-member bench headed by Justice Baqar Najfi on Thursday after the PTI chief failed to appear in court despite being given multiple chances. On the other hand, a single bench gave him another chance to appear on Monday.
Qureshi previously told ARY News that there were “thousands” of people outside the court and that security was almost “non-existent.” He stated that it would be “impossible” for Imran to exit his vehicle in such a circumstance.
Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been granted protective bail by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in a case that was filed at the Sangjani police station. Justice Najafi stated that while they applauded Imran Khan for making it to the courthouse, an accused person must personally attend the hearing in order to be granted bail. According to Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, it is not difficult to summon Imran Khan to the courtroom.
After that, the PTI chief used a wheelchair to get to the courtroom and participate in the hearing.
Imran Khan informed the bench during the hearing that his injured leg has not fully recovered. He stated that he would not be able to recover for three more months if his fractured leg was shocked.
Due to the fact that his X-ray will be taken on February 28, he requested two weeks from the court.
Imran Khan’s protective bail was granted by the LHC bench until March 3.
The PTI chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan will be arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a case involving prohibited funding.
The LHC had noted the discrepancy in the documents last week during the hearing of Khan’s protective bail plea, who was unwilling to appear in court due to security concerns. As a result, Khan would now appear in Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh’s court.