LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived at his Zaman Park mansion in Lahore on Saturday after being released on bail after being arrested on corruption accusations in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
On Tuesday, Khan was arrested at a routine court hearing, sparking violent protests in many towns between his followers and law enforcement.
A massive crowd of PTI supporters gathered outside Imran Khan’s Zaman Park mansion to greet their leader. When Imran Khan arrived at Zaman Park from Islamabad, PTI activists showered him with rose petals.
He used the motorway from Islamabad to Lahore, which was well-guarded.
Imran Khan said on his way to Lahore that the Inspector General of Islamabad Police made great efforts to prevent him from departing for Lahore.
Imran Khan, who had been inside the IHC for several hours, had already determined not to leave until formal directives were issued in order to avoid detention.
Bail for Imran Khan
Earlier on Friday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) blocked police from detaining PTI Chairman Imran Khan in all cases recorded across the country, including those that have yet to be disclosed, until Monday (May 15).
The court also awarded PTI chief protective protection in three terrorist cases filed against him in Lahore and barred police from detaining him in any case filed in Islamabad after May 9.
Imran was also granted protective bail in a case involving the death of Zille Shah, a PTI worker who was killed during a party rally in Lahore earlier this year, for 10 days against surety bonds of Rs50,000.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted former Prime Minister Imran Khan protective bail in the Al-Qadir Trust case, a day after the Supreme Court determined his incarceration was “illegal.”
Thousands of people have been arrested.
Since Tuesday, thousands of his fans have marched through cities in protest of Khan’s incarceration, torching buildings, blocking roads, and battling with police outside military facilities.
According to authorities and hospitals, at least nine individuals died as a result of the unrest.
According to authorities, hundreds of police personnel were injured and over 4,000 individuals were detained, predominantly in the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
Imran Khan’s detention
On Tuesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) detained former Prime Minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
Rangers officers acting on a warrant issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) apprehended PTI head from the premises of Islamabad High Court, where the former premier had gone to seek bail in various charges filed against him.
Later, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) declared the former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman’s arrest ‘legitimate.’
Justice Aamer Farooq, president Justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), heard the case challenging the arrest of PTI president. The court also issued contempt of court notices to the Interior Secretary and the Inspector General of Police in Islamabad.