Monday, February 26, 2024

Imran Khan arrest live updates: HC grants Imran protection from arrest in all cases till May 15

Must read

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is currently the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, has been granted protection from arrest in all cases till May 15 by the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Imran Khan was granted the protection order by the LHC on May 10, following a request by his legal team. The order will prevent authorities from arresting him in any ongoing or pending cases, including the 2014 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-in case.

The case relates to protests held in 2014 by the PTI and PAT, which had accused the then-government of rigging the 2013 general elections. The protests had turned violent, and several people had been killed in clashes with the police.

Imran Khan had been named as an accused in the case, along with several other PTI and PAT leaders. The case had been pending for several years, with the accused facing charges of sedition, terrorism, and other offences.

Imran Khan’s legal team had argued that their client had nothing to do with the violence that had taken place during the protests, and that the case was politically motivated. They had also argued that Imran Khan was a respected public figure, and that his arrest would cause undue harm to his reputation and standing in society.The LHC agreed with Imran Khan’s legal team, and granted him protection from arrest till May 15. The court also directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which is investigating several corruption cases against Imran Khan, to submit a report on the status of the investigations.

The decision by the LHC has been seen as a victory for Imran Khan, who has been facing mounting pressure from the opposition parties and civil society groups in recent months. The PTI has been accused of corruption and mismanagement, and there have been calls for Imran Khan to step down as party chairman.

Imran Khan, however, has remained defiant, and has vowed to fight the charges against him. He has accused the opposition parties of trying to destabilize the government, and has called on his supporters to stand by him in his fight against corruption.

In conclusion, the Lahore High Court’s decision to grant Imran Khan protection from arrest in all cases till May 15 has come as a relief to the former Prime Minister and PTI chairman. The decision is seen as a victory for Imran Khan, who has been facing mounting pressure from the opposition parties and civil society groups in recent months. However, the case against him is far from over, and it remains to be seen how the investigations will proceed in the coming weeks and months.

- Advertisement -spot_img

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest article