Bushra Bibi Approaches LHC To Avoid Possible Arrest 

The former first lady’s plea stated that the respondents filed a number of fictitious FIRs against her and Khan to politically victimize them

Bushra Bibi Approaches LHC To Avoid Possible Arrest 

Bushra Bibi, wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, has petitioned the Lahore High Court (LHC) to bar police from arresting her and to obtain information about all the cases, including any pending FIRs that have not yet been made public.

The former first lady filed her petition to the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday through her lawyer, Mushtaq Ahmad Mohal. In the petition, she criticized the federal government, provincial governments, and law enforcement agencies for their actions following her husband's "illegal" removal from the PM office following a vote of no confidence in April last year."

Her plea claimed that the respondents filed a number of fictitious and spurious FIRs against her, Imran Khan, and other members of their family in an effort to politically victimize them.

Bushra Bibi argues that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab, and police are among the respondents who have concealed the FIRs filed against her in order to prevent her from going to the courts to request pre-arrest bail.

The petition contended that the respondents' actions were unconstitutional, unlawful, and in violation of basic rights since they did not disclose to the petitioner the registered charges against her and instead kept them secret.

"That act of the respondents regarding filing false, frivolous, baseless, and fabricated FIRs against the petitioner and concealing the FIR numbers, police stations, districts, dates, and provinces clearly indicates that the respondents intend to detain the petitioner without giving her a chance to obtain relief from competent legal authorities in the form of anticipatory bails and pre-arrest bails," the petition read.

It requested that the court deem the respondents' actions unlawful and forbid them from detaining Bushra Bibi in connection with any unannounced case or investigation.

Additionally, it requested the court direct the respondents to provide information on every FIR they had filed against the former premier's wife.