Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi appeared in court in Lahore, Pakistan, covered by a white sheet. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) faced criticism from the government and indirect threats from the Army, but leaders such as chief Imran Khan had a good day in court. However, tensions remain high in Pakistan following the release of Imran Khan.
Internet services have been restored across Pakistan, allowing people to voice their opinions on the events that shook the country last week. The Islamabad High Court has extended the bails of PTI chief Imran Khan in two cases, bringing some relief to him. However, the Lahore High Court has reserved its verdict on Khan’s plea against his arrest in any case registered on or after May 9.
There is no sign of truce between the PTI chief and the ruling Pakistan Democratic Movement coalition, and tensions have been exacerbated partly because of ongoing litigations against PTI leaders such as Fawad Chaudhry. Army chief General Asim Munir indirectly warned PTI that the army will not exercise any restraint if they are threatened.
The ruling coalition criticised Pakistan Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and demanded he step down because he allegedly provided excessive leeway to PTI Chairman Imran Khan. The Islamabad High Court has declared the arrest of Dr. Shireen Mazari under the 3 MPO order as unlawful and has ordered her immediate release.
PTI leader Imran Khan was granted bail extensions in two cases by the Islamabad High Court until June 8. The Lahore High Court reserved its verdict on PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s plea against his arrest in any case registered on or after May 9. The hearing of the Toshakhana case against former prime minister Imran Khan has been postponed until June 8 by a district and sessions court in Islamabad.