Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has decided to appear before the Lahore High Court (LHC) regarding PTI’s petition to stay the police operation to arrest the former prime minister for not attending the hearing. .
“Khan will soon go to court in Lahore city to support his plea against his arrest warrant and the police crackdown,” PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said. Reuters.
Ahead of today’s hearing, Fawad tweeted that the Punjab Police and the PTI had agreed to sit together and resolve the issue of the police operation.
The agreed solution will be presented to the court today, said Fawad.
During today’s hearing, Fawad said that the police had given an assurance that they would provide security to the PTI chairman. “We have given up on holding a public rally in Lahore, but we will hold one on Monday,” he added.
LHC judge Tariq Saleem Shaikh said the case will be heard again on Friday at 3 pm.
On Thursday, the LHC barred the police from conducting an operation to arrest former prime minister Imran Khan from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore till 11 am on Friday.
According to the written ruling, Justice Shaikh will continue hearing the case on Friday and “until then the order passed yesterday will remain in force”.
Earlier, he stopped the police until Thursday 10 o’clock. The police were to resume the operation on Thursday and PTI workers blocked the entrance of the Imran Zaman Park residence before the LHC issued the new directive.
However, as Reutersalthough there was no police presence on Friday, witnesses said Imran’s supporters, armed with clubs and iron rods, remained stationed outside his home.
On Tuesday, law enforcement personnel arrived at Zaman Park to arrest the former prime minister, after which they clashed with PTI supporters. By Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement personnel had begun withdrawing from the former prime minister’s residence.