Pakistan: PTI workers gather in front of Imran Khan's house to stop his arrest
This came as the Lahore High Court on Thursday disposed of a petition filed by Khan seeking protective bail after he failed to appear before it
Triggering political tensions, hundreds of workers of Pakistan's Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) gathered in front of party chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Lahore residence after news of his impending arrest spread like wildfire.
This came as the Lahore High Court on Thursday disposed of a petition filed by Khan seeking protective bail after he failed to appear before it.
Though the court had given him time till 6:30 pm to make an appearance, Khan failed to do so.
The PTI chief moved the High Court after an anti-terrorism court rejected his plea to extend his interim bail in a case related to a protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) office.
The case pertains to the incident wherein Khan and several other protestors were arrested for protesting outside the Election Commission of Pakistan's office.
He has since been on bail on medical grounds after surviving an alleged assassination attempt in Wazirabad during a rally in November last year.
On Thursday, the workers, who gathered in front of Khan's residence, chanted slogans against the government. They were also reportedly holding clubs and sticks for their safety.