New Delhi: The Lahore High Court has granted protective bail to former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan in seven cases. Imran Khan appeared before the court seeking protective bail in nine cases. Khan has been protesting arrest in the Toshakhana case and holed up at his residence in Zaman Park in Lahore as hundreds of supporters went on a rampage. In the last few days, he has been involved with the police many times.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court had suspended the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against Khan till March 18, giving him a chance to appear before the district court hearing the Toshakhana case. Ahead of the hearing today, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that both sides have “agreed to resolve the issues” and the agreed solution will be submitted to the court. Imran Khan has been under fire for buying gifts, including an expensive Graff wristwatch received as a premier at a discounted price from a state depository called Toshakhana, and selling them for profit.
The former prime minister was ousted from power last April after losing a no-confidence vote. He alleged that Russia was part of a US-led conspiracy to target him because of his independent foreign policy decisions relating to China and Afghanistan.