IHC bars authorities from arresting Imran Khan till May 17.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) single bench on Friday barred authorities from arresting former prime minister Imran Khan in any new case registered against him after May 9.

IHC single bench Mian Gul Hassan heard Imran Khan's plea and barred authorities from arresting him in any new case till May 17. The single bench also orders authorities to provide foolproof security to Imran Khan.

Meanwhile, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted protective bail to former prime minister Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case, a day after the Supreme Court ruled his arrest 'unlawful'.

A two-member special division bench comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Saman Imtiaz, who presided over the hearing, approved Imran Khan's bail in Al-Qadir case for two weeks.

The IHC also issued notice to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and directed the anti-graft watchdog to submit reply in the next hearing.

Today's hearing

As the hearing resumed today, Imran's counsel Haris contended before the court that the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) action against the former PM was illegal.

'PTI came to know through the media that the inquiry has been converted into an investigation,' Haris maintained and added that the manner in which the inquiry was converted into an investigation, the aim was to 'arrest Imran immediately'.

Haris further informed the court that a notice was sent to him on March 2 to which he replied,' he said, adding that in his reply, he informed NAB that the notice was not sent as per the requirements of the NAB Ordinance.

After hearing arguments, the IHC then accepted Imran's bail plea for two-weeks and also instructed the NAB prosecutor general and Imran's lawyers to be prepared at the next hearing.

Imran Khan fears his arrest again

Former prime minister Imran Khan on Friday said he might be arrested again by the authorities. Naeem Haider Panjhota while talking to newsmen outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC), said Imran Khan has again expressed his concern about his arrest.

Panjhota said that neither lawyers are being allowed to enter the courtroom, and calling an extra contingent of police indicated they want to arrest me, he added.

Later in his informal talk at the Islamabad High Court, Khan said there was no reason to arrest him as he was in the court for bail. 'I was abducted from the court.'

Khan said he feels as Martial Law has been declared in the country.

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