IHC grants transit bail to Imran Khan till August 25

Imran Khan moves Islamabad court for pre-arrest bail in terrorism case

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday granted transit bail to Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), till August 25, after he filed a pre-arrest bail in terrorism case in the court—to evade arrest in a terror case.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan’s former prime minister,  decided to approach IHC—seeking immunity against his arrest in a terror case. The PTI chief was booked under Section 7 (punishment for acts of terrorism) of the Anti-Terrorism Act over threats to Islamabad police officers and a female magistrate during Saturday’s rally.

The plea submitted by party lawyers Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry stated, “A terrorism case was registered against PTI chairman [Imran Khan] yesterday, yet the petitioner has no past criminal record.”

They requested the court to approve the bail application and expressed readiness for the investigation involved in the case.

Registrar office raises objection plea

The registrar office has raised three objections to the pre-arrest bail application of PTI chief Imran Khan, sources said.

Imran did not get his biometrics done, they said and wondered how the PTI chairman approached the high court instead of the Anti-Terrorism Court. A certified copy of the terrorism case was also not provided.



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