Anti-Terrorism Court Extends Imran Khan’s Interim Bail In Terror Case

Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan and the current chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has had the interim pre-arrest bail that was granted to him in a terrorist case that was launched against him extended till September 12.In a terrorism case that has been launched against the former prime minister for allegedly threatening a female judge at a PTI rally that took place on August 20, ATC Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan heard the former prime minister’s motion for temporary release in the case.

In response to the court’s summons, PTI head Imran Khan came in court this afternoon to personally attend the hearing that was scheduled for this morning.The interim release was extended till September 12, but the court ordered the former prime minister to post a surety bond in the amount of one hundred thousand rupees.During the hearing, the judge was informed that the First Information Report (FIR) that had been filed against Imran Khan had been updated with the addition of four additional sections: 186, 504, 506, and 188.

In response to the argument made by Imran’s attorney, Babar Awan, that the former prime minister ought to be allowed release for these accusations, the court said that notifications will be issued rather than bail.During this time, the judge said that Imran will be required to appear in front of the court. He then said, “We shall hear arguments on the bail application today,” to which the prosecution responded by requesting that Imran be present for the proceedings.The defence attorney, Babar Awan, said that his client was unable to appear in court because of safety concerns. The judge observed that it was necessary for Imran to come before the court in order to gain bail while simultaneously inquiring about the security issues.

The top lawyer for the PTI further said that Imran had received a letter from the Islamabad Police informing him that there was a danger against his life. After after, the hearing was postponed until 12 o’clock because the head of the PTI was being called in.

It is important to point out at this juncture that the former prime minister was granted bail by the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in a case in which he is prosecuted under the terrorism code for a speech in which he made threats against a female judge and personnel from the Islamabad police.

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