Pakistan court ‘bars police action to arrest ex-PM Khan until Friday’

Supporters of former prime minister Imran Khan run for cover after police firing tear gas to disperse them during clashes, in Lahore, Pakistan, on March 15, 2023. (PHOTO / AP)

LAHORE, Pakistan – A Pakistan high court on Thursday barred police operation for another day to arrest former prime minister Imran Khan, his aide said.

The court had on Wednesday intervened to tamp down clashes between Khan's supporters and police after both sides suffered scores of injuries in pitched battles outside his Lahore house.

Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan speaks during a news conference in Shaukat Khanum hospital, Nov 4, 2022. (PHOTO / AP)

Khan's aide Fawad Chaudhry said the court has extended the bar on police operation until Friday.

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Reuters couldn't verify the court order independently.