Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has alleged that a group of “unknown people” was stationed outside the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) with the intention to kill him during his visit to attend a hearing in the Toshakhana case. Clashes between PTI workers and the capital police were reported on Saturday, following Imran’s arrival at the FJC. Imran claimed that he did not disembark from his vehicle due to the presence of the unidentified individuals. In a video address, Imran Khan showed a video of a large number of people inside the FJC alongside police officials in riot control gear and questioned why such people were allowed inside the complex.
He called on Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial to take notice and investigate the incident. Imran further claimed that the men present were there to carry out another attempt on his life. In addition, Imran Khan requested permission from the CJP to attend court hearings via video link and accused the police of crackdowns and raids on PTI office-bearers and workers. He stated that the party only had hope from the judiciary and that evidence of the violence would be sent to international human rights organizations. Imran Khan also alleged that there were attempts to turn the army against his party. Later in the day, he penned a letter to the CJP and Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamer Farooq regarding his request for attending court hearings via video link and an investigation into the FJC and Zaman Park operation events.