Imran Khan Return to Lahore – The Nation Rejoices!
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Returns to Lahore’s Zaman Park Residence Amidst Turbulent Events
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has recently made a triumphant return to his residence in Lahore’s Zaman-Park, following a whirlwind of events that unfolded over the past few days, starting from his arrest on May 9. This article delves into the journey that led to his return, shedding light on the challenges faced and the subsequent legal developments.
The Inspector General of Islamabad police played a significant role in attempting to impede Imran Khan’s departure for Lahore. Khan revealed that the police official kept him waiting for an astonishing three hours, insisting that it was highly dangerous for him to venture outside. However, Khan and his team managed to secure their release by promising to expose the act of kidnapping and forceful detainment to the entire Pakistani nation. Under mounting pressure, the Inspector General finally relented and allowed them to proceed.
As they embarked on their journey, they discovered that the roads were surprisingly devoid of any traffic and the perceived danger was non-existent. This revelation raised questions about the authenticity of the earlier claims made by the police regarding the potential risks associated with Khan’s travel.
The arrest of (IK) Khan on corruption charges earlier in the week sparked violent clashes in various parts of the country. However, the Supreme Court of Pakistan intervened and declared the arrest illegal, much to the chagrin of the leaders belonging to the ruling coalition of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
In the early hours of Saturday, Khan opted for a road route to reach his Lahore residence, symbolizing his return after a tumultuous period. Prior to this, he appeared before the Islamabad High Court (IHC), where he was granted bail. This two-week bail period ensures protection from arrest in any other case until Monday, encompassing charges related to the violent riots that erupted following his initial detention.
The bail was granted specifically in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case. The court explicitly ordered the authorities to refrain from arresting Khan until May 17 in any new case. Furthermore, he obtained bail until May 22 in the Zille Shah murder case, while another bench barred his arrest until May 15 in three separate terrorism cases.
former Prime Minister has been confronted with a series of legal allegations ever since his removal from power in April of the previous year through a no-confidence vote in parliament. Since then, he has steadfastly launched a defiant campaign against the military, accusing the incumbent coalition government of colluding with top generals to remove him. Notably, he has made explosive claims, alleging their involvement in a November assassination attempt where he sustained a gunshot wound to the leg during his snap election campaign in Wazirabad.
Following the granting of bail, Khan found himself confined within the premises of the IHC for several hours, awaiting the written order to prevent potential re-arrest by the police upon his departure. However, to his dismay, a police officer informed him that higher authorities had issued orders to prohibit his exit from the IHC building. Frustrated by the situation, Khan issued a stern ultimatum, threatening to announce his next course of action if the routes in Islamabad were not opened within 15 minutes. Thankfully, senior police officers intervened and successfully resolved the deadlock, thereby enabling Khan to finally leave the court premises.
former Prime Minister arrest at the IHC on May 9 triggered widespread protests across the nation. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court promptly intervened, nullifying his arrest and ordering his release. Capitalizing on this favorable ruling, Khan sought bail in multiple cases against him at the IHC, ultimately achieving a positive outcome.