PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday reached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) as Chief Justice Athar Minallah summoned him to appear in person on his protective bail plea.

CJ Athar Minallah is hearing the plea of Imran for protective bail in the case registered by the Federal Investigation Agency in the prohibited funding case.

At the outset of the hearing, Imran’s lawyer informed the court that there is a threat of his client’s arrest.

At this, the IHC CJ asked the lawyer where his client was and why had he not appeared before the court.

“If the court orders Imran Khan will appear before it immediately,” the lawyer told the judge,

The IHC CJ told the lawyer to ask his client to appear at 3pm.

However, the lawyer said that it would be very late and his client can come to court in 30 minutes.

“Okay, then come [by then],” IHC CJ told the lawyer.

The court also barred the police from arresting the PTI chief till he appears in court and stopped the police from “harassing” him. 

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