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LHC extends Imran’s protective bail till March 27

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has extended the protective bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan in five federal capital cases.

The former prime minister arrived at the LHC under heavy security. Imran’s petition was heard by a two-judge panel consisting of Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh and Justice Anwaar Hussain.

During the hearing, Khan’s counsel informed the judges that PTI chairman was seeking protective bail in order to travel to Islamabad, where he is the subject of several political cases.

According to Justice Sheikh, the petitioner should have sought bail from the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

At this point, the ex-premier, arguing for himself, told the court that the last time he went to Islamabad, all roads were blocked by police. “Even today, I appeared in secret before the LHC.”

The police in Islamabad used tear gas and baton charges on the protesters, according to the cricketer-turned-politician, who claimed he ran the judicial complex to save his life.

Barrister Salman Safdar then requested that the bail be extended until the next working day (Monday) so that they could travel to Islamabad.

The LHC Registrar’s Office earlier today filed objections to two protective bail applications filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In his pleas, the former prime minister stated that he wants to appear before the investigation team in the FIRs filed against him and asked the LHC to grant him protective bail to avoid arrest.

On Tuesday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and a former prime minister, protective bail in two cases.

Imran Khan’s request for protective bail was heard by a two-member LHC bench led by Justice Shahbaz Rizvi. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan appeared in person before the LHC amid tight security.

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