The Lahore High Court staff and Chief Justice House earlier in the day refused to accept Imran’s protective bail, despite the PTI leadership and its constitutional team’s best efforts.
Attorney Azhar Siddique, the attorney representing petitioner Imran, said late last night that “they attended the Chief Justice House where the Lahore High Court registrar was present and the numbers on their three applications had been given and fixed for March 6 (today)”.
After a confrontation between the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday outside Khan’s Zaman Park mansion, the PTI leader went to the LHC to request bail.
Curiously, Senator Shibli Faraz, Khan’s chief of staff, stated that the PTI leader was not at his Zaman Park home when he received the arrest notice for his leader.
Hours later, though, the former prime minister—who was forced from office in April of last year—spoke to party members and supporters who took part in the “Jail Bharo Tehreek” at his mansion in Lahore (court arrest movement).
Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI, lashed out at “state institutions” in the wake of the arrest issue.
The PTI chairman declared in his vehement speech that he had never prostrated before a group, individual, or institution and that he would not permit the country to do the same.
Earlier, when the legal team went to the Chief Justice House to file the bail, the staff members stationed there informed them that it was not the proper location and that they should go to LHC instead.
Following that, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry and other PTI members made their way to the LHC with Lawyer Siddique. However, police officers refused to accept the bail, alleging that they were unable to do so at the LHC gate.
After the Islamabad police’s arrival at his Lahore residence to make his arrest in the Toshakhana case, a crowd of PTI workers had gathered at Zaman Park when Khan made his entrance.