Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was booed with 'ghari chor' (watch stealer) chants within the vicinity of the civil courts in Lahore.
In a video circulating on social media, the PTI chairman could be seen emerging out of a gate at the Civil Courts Lahore surrounded by his party workers and security personnel when people standing there started chanting the derogatory slogan with reference to the Toshakhana controversy, Geo News reported.
In the video, a PTI supporter accompanying Khan could also be seen shoving a man for chanting slogans.
Khan has granted a cheque worth 50 million PKR to the Lahore Bar and invited the lawyers to participate in his party's upcoming long march.
Aside from that, the PTI chief also announced the provision of health cards to lawyers and also promised to upgrade a hospital for them.
Khan also said that a Lawyers' Protection Bill will be passed by the Punjab Assembly.
On October 21, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), in a consensus verdict related to the Toshakana reference, disqualified Khan and ruled that the PTI chairman was no more a member of the National Assembly, reports Geo News.
"Criminal proceedings will be initiated against the PTI chairman for misdeclaration," the verdict said.
The ECP stated that Khan had submitted a false affidavit and was found involved in corrupt practices under Article 63(1)(p).
Under the said article, a lawmaker is disqualified for the time being from being elected or chosen as a member of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) or of a provincial assembly.
Imran slams ISI chief for political presserFormer Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed the top brass of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) for holding a press conference while repeatedly claiming to be apolitical.
"They held a press conference after claiming that they have distanced themselves from politics," Geo News quoted Khan as saying during an interview with a private news channel.
"The press conference was not on security issues. It was a political presser," he said, adding that the county will suffer if he responds to the press conference.
Hostile forces want our army to be weak, Khan said, reiterating that he did not say anything that would harm the army, Geo News reported.
"If I respond to the press conference, it will be directed at the army and I don't want to hurt them in any way," he added.
On Thursday, ISI Director-General Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum took a jibe at the Khan saying that "if the commander-in-chief is a traitor then why did you meet him in hiding?"
"Meeting (him) is your right but it cannot be possible that you meet him at night and call (him) a traitor in the day," he added.
Lt Gen Anjum had said that the military was called "neutral and an animal" as they had committed treason by refusing to be part of an "illegal" decision.
He said that the refusal to do the "illegal job" was not the decision of a single person or army chief but of the entire institution.
Regarding constant criticism of him calling them "neutrals", Khan said that personalities make mistakes but "I want to save the institutions", Geo News reported.
"They accuse me of holding talks behind closed doors then they should also share details of those talks," Khan said, adding that he heard about the army chief's extension.
"If they can offer an extension, we (PTI) could have also offered him an extension."