Imran Khan, the top opposition figure in Pakistan, has received fans in front of his house just hours after there were bloody skirmishes when police attempted to take him into custody.
In the city of Lahore, he spoke to the audience and posed for photos with people gathered close to his compound.
He can be seen sporting a gas mask in one video. During the night’s skirmishes, police used tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.
The BBC was informed by one authority that the arrest operation had been suspended.
In order to accommodate a nearby cricket competition, the court-ordered operation to apprehend Mr. Khan was suspended on Wednesday, according to Punjab’s interim information minister Amir Mir, because the standoff was seriously disrupting traffic.
After the Pakistan Super League (PSL) championship game on March 19, he predicted that the operation will probably continue.
After gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, Pakistan did not host any international cricket matches for six years. However, it took years for foreign players to return, and a substantial security operation is in place for the current tournament.