Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is facing multiple legal cases including anti-terrorism charges, unlawful assembly, and contempt of court.
Khan's party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, believes that these cases are politically motivated and aimed at preventing him from holding anti-government rallies after he was removed from office in April.
Khan's supporters have expressed anger over the government's actions against him, stating that the charges are baseless and an attempt to silence him.
In recent months, Pakistan's current government, led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, has intensified its crackdown on Khan and his allies.
The charges against Khan were seen as an escalation in the ongoing clash between the two political forces.
Khan's first court hearing took place on Thursday, and many in Pakistan were worried that violence could break out.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah warned that if Khan's bail plea was rejected, the government would arrest him, a move his supporters say would cross a "red line."
The New York Times focuses on Khan's appearance in court and the possible violence that could result.
Meanwhile, Al Jazeera highlights that Khan's party believes the legal cases are politically motivated.
The sources differ on how each side has characterized the situation, with Khan's party calling the charges baseless while the government claims that the legal actions against him are legitimate.
These differences illustrate how both sides are framing the situation, with Khan's supporters portraying him as a victim of government oppression, and the government characterizing the charges against him as necessary and lawful.