Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan has applied to the Islamabad High Court for anticipatory bail to avoid arrest.

The country’s media Geo TV reported this information in an online report.

PTI party lawyers Faisal Chowdhury and Babar Awan filed a petition in the High Court on behalf of Imran Khan.

It is said in the application that Imran Khan is ready to appear in the court at any time. He also has no criminal record in the past and has not been charged with any crime.

In a speech last Saturday (August 20), Imran Khan accused Islamabad Police Chief and Additional Sessions Judge of Federal Capital Islamabad Zeba Chowdhury of arresting and torturing his supporters. He promised to take action against them.

After Imran’s speech, this declaration was made at 10 pm last Saturday at Maragala Police Station of the capital based on the complaint of Islamabad Sadar Magistrate Ali Javed.

According to the FIR filed by the Maragalla police, the PTI chief threatened the Additional Sessions Judge of Islamabad to intimidate senior officials of the police and judiciary. So that they cannot perform their duties and refrain from taking action against PTI.

Meanwhile, it is feared that Imran may be arrested anytime after the FIR is filed.

As news of the case against Imran spread, supporters gathered near his house. If Imran is arrested, his supporters have announced that he will be kidnapped.

Also, former Union Minister of Pakistan Ali Amin Gandapur warned the authorities on his official Twitter handle, “If Imran Khan is arrested by the imported government, we will occupy Islamabad and my message to the police is – do not be a part of this political war or (we) will see you as a PDM worker.” I will deal with it.’

The policemen present at Imran’s house said that they did not come to arrest Imran. They are there to prevent any kind of chaos.

Imran Khan was ousted from the post of Prime Minister last April. Since then, he has been criticizing the country’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the law and order forces including the army.

(22 Aug)