The Lahore High Court (LHC) has granted protective bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan in each of the nine cases on Friday.
Imran Khan’s protective bail was authorized by the LHC in five cases up to March 24 and in the other three cases up until March 27. The court has until Tuesday to receive the specifics of the charges brought against Imran Khan in Punjab.
A two-member panel made up of Judge Tariq Saleem Sheikh and Justice Farooq Haider heard the arguments about the protective bail in instances involving terrorist charges.
PTI Chairman said during his court appearance that “I had no power over the situation. I wish to thank the court for their consideration.”
“If you follow the rules, Khan Sahab, many of the issues would be resolved,” remarked Judge Tariq Saleem Shiekh.
“There are 94 active cases against me. I consider the law to be supreme,” former prime minister said in reply.
PTI leader Farrukh Habib tweeted about the development saying that Imran Khan was granted bail in eight cases.
لاہور میں دہشتگردی کی دفعات کے تحت درج تین مقدمات میں 27 مارچ تک حفاظتی ضمانت منظور کی گئی
اسلام آباد میں دہشتگردی کی دفعات تک تحت درج 5 مقدمات میں ضمانت 24 مارچ تک حفاظتی ضمانت منظور کی گئی ہے
— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) March 17, 2023
Imran Khan has finally made an appearance before Judge Tariq Saleem Sheikh of the Lahore High Court to request protective bail in nine cases filed against him after days of fever pitch activity surrounding him.
On Friday evening, the city saw extraordinary scenes as a sizable crowd, many of whom were allegedly armed with rods and batons, followed Imran Khan’s bulletproof car to the LHC where his vehicle was permitted access.
لاہور کی سڑکوں پر عوامی مارچ، #چلو_چلو_عمران_کے_ساتھ
— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 17, 2023
Imran Khan urged his followers before departing Zaman Park, “Allah, the Almighty, aids those who adhere to the truth. I want to express my gratitude to Almighty Allah for treating me so well. The fact that PTI employees are standing up for the truth is a source of tremendous joy.”