Imran appears before LHC seeking bail in terrorism cases
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday arrived at the Lahore High Court (LHC) as he sought relief in two terrorism cases registered against him over the violence that ensued at the Islamabad Judicial Complex last week.
The PTI chief could be seen being escorted in the court premises in a security blanket.
It may be noted that among the multiple hearings he is scheduled to attend today, one is pertaining to the security concerns Imran had expressed during his court appearances.
Multiple hearings at LHC
Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh’s court heard a petition against police operation at Imran’s Lahore residence.
Imran maintained that the police had not respected the sanctity of his home and that the operation was illegal. Imran asserted that the LHC’s march 17 orders were not followed, and sought contempt of court proceedings against the concerned authorities.
Imran is then scheduled to appear before a court hearing his petition challenging his disqualification in the Toshakhana reference by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
A five-member larger bench headed by Justice Bilal Hassan will preside over the case.
Imran seeks bail in ATA case
The PTI chief is also expected to appear before a court seeking bail in two cases recently registered against him under Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
On Monday, the court made it clear that if PTI Chairman Imran Khan seeks relief in terrorism cases filed against him, he must appear in court on Tuesday (today).
A division bench, headed by Justice Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi, took up the former prime minister’s plea seeking protective bail in two terrorism cases after PTI supporters had clashed with the police in the federal capital.
The first information reports (FIRs) registered at the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and the Golra Sharif police station stated that the PTI chief and party workers attacked the police and created unrest outside the FJC during the hearing of the Toshakhana case.