The Lahore High Court (LHC) scheduled two cases involving Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for hearing on Thursday, as the ex-prime minister continues to face legal challenges.
The high court will hear two different cases: one filed against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) ban on Khan’s speeches, and the other where the PTI chairman is asking to attend court proceedings online owing tosecurity threats.”
The head of the PTI has also asked the high court to make a “foolproof security system” for him and make sure he is safe and healthy, as the Pakistani Constitution requires.
The petition also argued that Khan should be protected from “orchestrated’politically motivated’false charges lodged against him with the sole goal of exposing him, so that he may be’targeted’once more after his survival from the previous assassination attempt at Wazirabad.”
The PTI chairman has asked for permission to mark attendance and attend court hearings via video connection due to “severe danger and risk” to all those present in the court’s premises.
According to Geo News, the petition further said that harsh punishment should be taken against the state apparatus if it fails to maintain peace and order in court during the hearing of certain cases.
The former prime minister, in his plea, has sought the court to guarantee that no “adverse action (including arrest)” should be taken against him “until he is adequately facilitated and granted suitable security arrangement for court attendance and appearances”.
Khan has also requested that the court provide him with any further remedies that it considers reasonable and proper.