March 27, 2023


The previous prime minister to march to the excessive courtroom with a whole bunch of his supporters as a tense calm prevails within the metropolis.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend a courtroom within the jap metropolis of Lahore to assist his plea looking for to halt an arrest warrant in opposition to him, based on a senior aide.

Khan would go to the Lahore Excessive Court docket on Friday to “assist his plea in opposition to his arrest warrant and police motion”, the aide, Fawad Chaudhry, mentioned.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder, reporting from outdoors Khan’s residence in Lahore, mentioned the previous prime minister would march to the courtroom with a whole bunch of his supporters.

“4 new circumstances have been registered right here in Lahore in opposition to Imran Khan. And that’s pertaining to the resistance that his supporters confirmed in the direction of the police once they got here to arrest him,” Hyder mentioned.

Khan’s choice to go to the courtroom got here shortly after it prolonged a ban on police motion round his Zaman Park residence within the metropolis until 3pm (10:00 GMT) on Friday.

In the meantime, a tense calm prevails within the neighborhood as a whole bunch of Khan’s supporters, some armed with batons and iron rods, proceed to barricade his residence.

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Khan’s supporters collect with sticks close to his Zaman Park residence in Lahore [K M Chaudhry/AP]

Earlier this week, the realm was the positioning of pitched battles between Khan’s supporters and the safety forces who wished to arrest him in an alleged corruption case.

Khan is accused of promoting state items given to him when he was the prime minister from 2018 to 2022. The 70-year-old politician denies the fees.

Khan’s aide Chadhury additionally mentioned their Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) get together has filed a plea on Friday on the Islamabad Excessive Court docket to droop the arrest warrant within the state items case. The PTI petition got here a day after a decrease courtroom within the nationwide capital rejected an identical request made by the get together.

Khan is because of seem in Islamabad courtroom on Saturday. He informed Al Jazeera on Thursday he would.

The previous cricket star additionally informed Al Jazeera at the very least 85 circumstances have been filed in opposition to him after he was faraway from workplace in a parliamentary vote in April final 12 months.

Since then, he has been holding public rallies to demand quick nationwide elections. He was shot and wounded at a kind of rallies in November.

In an interview with Al Jazeera on Thursday, Khan mentioned the individuals who need to arrest him are the identical individuals who tried to assassinate him.

“I consider the identical folks now attempting to place me in jail had been chargeable for the try on my life,” he mentioned, with out giving any names.

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