ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday reinstated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan’s bails in nine different cases and directed the trial courts to hold fresh proceedings on former prime minister’s applications.
A division bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and comprising Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri heard the PTI Chairman’s bails application involving three cases related to the May 9 riots, three linked to protests in Islamabad, the Toshakhana case, a Section 144 violation, and an attempted murder case. These six bail applications were initially presented to various district and session courts, while the remaining three were before anti-terrorism courts.
The division bench set aside the decision of the trial courts and directed the relevant courts to rehear the cases.
It is pertinent to mention that Chairman PTI had 6 bails from Sessions Court and 3 bails from ATC.
Chairman PTI had on August 26 challenged in the Islamabad High Court the decision to reject bail in 9 cases, including cases related to May 9, judicial complex attack cases and forgery cases.
Eearlier today, the IHC reserved its ruling on the Federal Investigation Agency’s plea to hold in-camera proceedings for Imran’s bail application in the cipher case.
The FIA made this prayer a day earlier citing diplomatic concerns if the matter was heard before an open court, prompting the defence counsel to question what the federal body fears will be made public when the case against the former premier is that he made a sensitive document public.