Pakistan: Imran Khan claims he 'will be arrested', on the way to Islamabad court

The government shifted the Toshakhana case hearing venue from the additional sessions court to a Judicial Complex

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Published: Sat 18 Mar 2023, 9:37 AM

Last updated: Sat 18 Mar 2023, 12:07 PM

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan who is set to appear before court today in Toshakhana Case has departed for Islamabad from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore.

The former Prime Minister has put out a video, from the road, stating that "these people have planned to arrest" him.

"I know they will arrest me, despite that I will go to court. I believe in the law," he says in the video.

The region has been placed under heavy security ahead of Khan's visit to Islamabad's Judiciary Complex.

On the road, his convoy allegedly met with an accident. Bol News reported on Saturday afternoon that one car in the convoy had a burst tyre and another's tyre had been punctured on the way, resulting in an accident.

On Friday, the Pakistan government shifted the Toshakhana case hearing venue from the additional sessions court to a Judicial Complex over security concerns of Imran Khan, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported.

Last month, the security protocols were broken when Khan visited the courthouse because PTI members took down all barricades during their party leader's appearances in several courts.

On that particular occasion, several of the employees vandalised the structure and disturbed the courtroom's decorum.

On March 14, when the Islamabad police travelled to Lahore to arrest Khan in accordance with the court's instructions, they encountered resistance; as a result, more than 60 police officers from Islamabad and Punjab were hurt, and several PTI workers were also hurt, Geo News reported.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan also received protective bail in nine cases by the two-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) led by Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh.

Protective bail was approved for five cases in Islamabad and three cases in Lahore. Imran Khan secured bail in the cases filed in Lahore till March 27, whereas, the protective bail in five cases in Islamabad was approved till March 24.

(With inputs from ANI)


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