Imran informs LHC: ‘Third murder attempt’ against him afoot


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan informed the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday that a “third assassination attempt” has been hatched against him.

The former premier appeared before the high court’s larger bench headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi. The court directed Imran to join the investigation in the cases registered against him after deliberating with concerned quarters to decide whether he would appear before the investigation team or if the team would visit his Zaman Park residence.

The LHC also rejected Imran’s plea for interim relief and refused to restrain authorities from registering new first information reports (FIRs) against him.

Meanwhile, the bench also sought a detailed progress report by May 8 of the ongoing investigation to determine which FIRs required Imran’s arrest, which were quashed and in which cases was he granted bail.

During the proceedings, the PTI chief took to the rostrum and informed the court that he had earlier revealed that there will be an assassination attempt on him and everyone saw what happened in Wazirabad. He claimed that a second attack was to be carried out against him in the Islamabad judicial complex, but luckily he remained safe.

He brought to the notice of the court that a fresh assassination plan has been hatched against him. Imran claimed that he wanted to appear before the courts, but he was not being allowed to appear in the same manner as he did at the Islamabad Judicial Complex. He alleged that a top intelligence officer was “behind the whole game”.

Justice Najafi remarked that the court will look at the matter of Imran’s security whenever a plea pertaining to it is filed.