LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday granted protective bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in nine cases.
The LHC approved the bail in eight terrorism cases after the former prime minister Imran Khan appeared before the court.
The PTI chairman had moved the court to seek protective bail in nine cases. Five of those cases are registered in Islamabad and four in Lahore.
A two-member LHC bench comprising Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh and Justice Farooq Haider took up the matter.
The court granted protective bail to the PTI chief till March 24 in five cases registered in Islamabad. The court also approved the bail till March 27 in the cases registered in Lahore.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan reached the Lahore High Court with hundreds of party supporters and workers. The party workers surrounded the chairman to thwart his arrest.
Earlier on Friday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) barred the police from arresting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case.
IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq took up the petition filed by Imran Khan who challenged the order of Islamabad’s district and session court that had issued the arrest warrant for the former prime minister.
The IHC said that the PTI chairman should be given a chance to appear before the court.
The IHC chief justice inquired about the objections raised on the plea. Khawaja Haris, Imran Khan’s counsel, informed the court that the biometric verification issue had been resolved.
The IHC chief justice warned the lawyer that there would be consequences if Imran Khan does not fulfil his promise. The court directed the police to not arrest Imran Khan. The court also ordered the administration and Islamabad police to provide security to the former prime minister.