Imran Khan gets bail in eight cases

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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has secured bail in multiple cases by an anti-terrorist court in Islamabad.

According to Dawn, an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Tuesday granted the bail in eight cases pertaining to the violence at the Judicial Complex.

The court approved the bail, while hearing the PTI chief’s plea, till June 8.

The former premier is also expected to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Islamabad later today in connection with the Al-Qadir Trust case.

Meanwhile, an accountability court has granted bail to Bushra Bibi, the wife of Imran Khan, in the Al Qadir Trust case until May 31. Earlier in the day, she filed a plea with the court, seeking bail to prevent her arrest by the NAB.

On May 9, Imran was arrested from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises by paramilitary forces in connection with the Al-Qadir Trust case, leading to violent protests across the country.

The PTI chief had immediately approached the high court for release but it had declared his arrest legal.

On May 10, an accountability court in Islamabad granted the graft watchdog eight-day remand of Imran.

The ex-premier had then moved the Supreme Court, which had declared the arrest to be “unlawful” on May 11 and had told Imran to appear before the IHC the next day.

On May 12, the IHC barred authorities from arresting Imran in cases — including those that are undisclosed — registered across the country until (May 15). The court had also accepted Imran’s bail petition in the Al-Qadir Trust case for two weeks and stopped authorities from arresting the PTI chief till May 17 in any case registered in Islamabad after May 9.

Last week, the IHC had extended its order to prevent Imran’s arrest in cases filed against him after May 9 until May 31.


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