Mega Relief: Imran Khan Granted Bail In 7 Cases

Mega Relief: Imran Khan Granted Bail In 7 Cases
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted interim bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan in seven cases against him till April 6.

The case is being heard by a bench presided over by Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and IHC CJ Aamer Farooq.

The PTI leader arrived before the IHC earlier today after traveling from Lahore to request pre-arrest bail in several cases brought against him in the federal capital.

In seven cases filed against him as a result of the vandalism at the judicial complex during his previous visit to the federal capital, the PTI leader is requesting bail.

The former prime minister was the subject of numerous cases that were filed at the Ramna, CTD, and Golra police stations in Islamabad.

During the hearing, Imran Khan's lawyer, Barrister Salman Safdar, argued that anyone over 60 shouldn't be required to submit to biometric verification. Judge Farooq said at this point that the biometric verification had now become quite simple.

Barrister Salman claimed that after obtaining the PTI chief's protective bail from the Lahore High Court (LHC), they arrived at the judicial complex but were prevented from entering.

He continued, "Additional FIRs against Imran Khan were filed that day."

The IHC chief justice then questioned the lawyer on their decision to contact IHC directly rather than through a forum.

If you had to go to the trial court in the end, why didn't you go there first? he questioned. Imran Khan then walked over to the podium, but IHC Chief Justice Farooq told him to remain seated.

In response to Imran Khan's lawyer’s argument, the judge stated that given the former premier's prior attack, the security dangers must be real. Judge Hassan noted that the court had repeatedly requested that the chief election commissioner give Imran Khan security.

At this point, Islamabad Advocate-General Jahangir Jadoon argued that the trial court had been moved from F8 katchehri to the judicial complex. "It is Imran Khan's job to maintain tranquility," he added.

Judge Farooq then asked what the petitioner would say if the administration made statements that were careless. "If you [administration] don't offer protection, they [PTI] will provide it on their own. One attack and two murders of Pakistan's prime ministers have occurred," the judge remarked.

Imran Khan was then given a temporary release from custody by the court, and the PTI chairman exited the high court.