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Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan to appear before LHC today for protective bail

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 17 Mar 2023, 07:58 am Print

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan to appear before LHC today for protective bail


Lahore: Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan will appear before the Lahore High Court (LHC) to seek protective bail in multiple cases filed against him.

Sources told Geo News that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman will appear in the LHC after 2pm. They added that the party workers have been asked to gather at Zaman Park before Khan’s departure so that they can accompany him.

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.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh and Justice Farooq Haider will conduct the hearing on bail pleas filed against the cases that are lodged under terrorism sections.

Meanwhile, Justice Saleem will also hear the bail pleas as a single bench, according to Geo news.

Meanwhile, hundreds of PTI supporters shielded the party chairman Imran Khan's home on Friday to thwart his arrest as the former prime minister waited to hear a ruling on whether security forces could again come after him for failing to attend the hearing in court.

Ahead of the court decision, a tense calm prevailed in Lahore Zaman Park which earlier this week was the scene of hostilities between PTI workers and Punjab Police that were advancing on Khan’s house to produce him before the court in a case in which he is accused of selling state gifts given to him by foreign dignitaries without due legal process, while he was prime minister.

(With UNI inputs)