Islamabad: At least 30-40 terrorists” have allegedly taken refuge at former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s residence in Lahore, according to the local media reports. The interim Punjab government in Pakistan has given a 24-hour deadline to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan’s party, to hand over the “terrorists” to the police. .
Addressing a press conference, caretaker minister Amir Mir said, “PTI should hand over these terrorists or the law will take its course. The intelligence report that has come is very alarming.” The minister added that the presence of terrorists at Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence was confirmed by credible intelligence.
The intelligence agencies have been able to confirm the presence of 30-40 “terrorists” inside Imran Khan’s residence in Zaman Park through geo-fencing.
The caretaker minister of Punjab province in Pakistan has also alleged that the “PTI leadership had planned the attack before the arrest [of Imran Khan].”
The minister also claimed the attacks on military installations were carried out during May 9 violent protests under a set plan. “Several arsonists were in touch with people inside Zaman Park during the attack on the Corps Commander House. They will be made an example so that no one will carry out such an act in the future,” he said.
Imran Khan’s arrest inside the Islamabad High Court by the paramilitary troops, on the directives of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), sparked clashes between his supporters and security forces that left at least eight people dead.
Islamabad HC grants blanket relief to Imran Khan till May 31
Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan received blanket relief from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) as it extended its orders against his arrest in further cases till May 31, GeoNews said in a report.
The IHC extended the relief while hearing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) plea seeking details of all cases filed against the outfit’s chief. Imran Khan earlier claimed that he was booked in more than 100 cases.
The different benches of the Islamabad High Court on Friday granted a blanket relief to the former prime minister, preventing the federal government from arresting him and also put a stay on his trial in the Toshakhana case until the second week of June.
Protective bail has been granted to the PTI chief in the three terrorism cases registered against him in Lahore and the Zille Shah murder case, the report further added.