According to Geo News, after an 11-hour drama, Imran Khan, the head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a former prime minister of Pakistan, eventually departed the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday night for his Zaman Park mansion in Lahore. He insisted that while the court had given him bail and there was no evidence against him, he was still being detained. Additionally, he said that influential individuals were behaving in an unconstitutional way.
Khan spent hours at the IHC after resolving to stay there until he had a written judgement on his release because he was worried that if he left the premises, the police may hold him.
Get ready for a non-violent protest. Before leaving the IHC grounds, Khan said in a video release posted by the PTI Twitter account, “I have been wrongfully imprisoned for the previous three hours despite my bail being approved.
He claimed that he was still being held in custody despite the fact that the court had granted him bail and there was no evidence against him. Additionally, he said that powerful individuals were breaking the law and the court’s order.
According to Khan, who is now his route to Lahore, the Inspector General of Police (IG) of Islamabad, Akbar Nasir, allegedly made every attempt to detain Khan in the capital’s high court.
The former prime minister claimed in a video message that “they did not let us leave for three hours, saying that it’s dangerous outside” while he was driving to the capital of Punjab. He went on to say to the IG, “We will inform the entire Pakistan that you are kidnapping [me] and forcibly holding [me].”
The PTI leader claims that as a consequence of this “pressure,” the Islamabad police chief let him to go.
The roads were desolate as we emerged, he said. There was zero chance of any kind. He said that he will probably be in Lahore in the following three hours.
On May 9, paramilitary soldiers seized Khan on the grounds of the IHC, sparking unrest throughout the country. The Supreme Court, however, invalidated his imprisonment and ordered the appropriate authorities to release him.
The Supreme Court instructed the PTI leader to go to the IHC today to ask for bail in various instances lodged against him, and he did so. There, he obtained broad relief.
When a two-member special divisional bench granted the former prime minister bail in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case for two weeks today, it was the former prime minister’s first sign of relief. The court then ordered that no more charges made against him after May 9 — the day of his arrest in the corruption case that ignited violent countrywide demonstrations — be presented until May 17.
He requested for transitory relief in four counts presented against him in Lahore, and the judge approved it, granting him release until May 22 in the Zille Shah murder case. Then, when a different bench considered the bail application filed in connection with three terrorism-related matters, it ruled that the former prime minister could not be held by the government until the morning of May 15.
Officials increased security after intermittent aerial firing occurred near the IHC buildings. No one was wounded in the fire, according to the Islamabad police spokesperson, as reported by Geo News.
“IG Islamabad is examining the security procedures directly. All judicial orders shall be carried out. Islamabad Police is in charge of Imran Khan’s security. Imran Khan’s assistance is essential in this regard. The Supreme Court has sent the Imran Khan case to the Islamabad Police. According to a spokeswoman for the Islamabad Capital Police, road clearance is being done.