Imran Khan Granted Bail In Prohibited Funding, Terrorism Cases

Imran Khan Granted Bail In Prohibited Funding, Terrorism Cases
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier minister Imran Khan got relief on Tuesday as an anti-terrorism court (ATC) and a banking court granted bail to him.

Khan secured bail in the prohibited funding and terrorism cases lodged against him. After hearing the terror case, ATC Judge Raja Jawad granted interim bail until March 9 in exchange for the filing of surety bonds worth Rs 100,000.

On the other hand, Judge Rakhshanda Shaheen also granted bail to Khan in the prohibited funding case.

The former premier was scheduled to appear in three courts today to attend a number of case hearings. These included the Toshakhana and an attempted murder case in the same court, an anti-terrorism case, a forbidden funding case in a banking court, and an anti-terrorism case.

Meanwhile, during proceedings at a court regarding the Toshakhana reference earlier today, Khan’s lawyers requested that Additional Sessions Judge Zaffar Iqbal postpone the hearing by another five days.

However, the ECP lawyer contested the request, saying "it is of no concern to the court where Imran is coming from," as he questioned that if the PTI chief could appear in other courts, why not this one?

Imran's lawyer argued that "I am unable to present Imran Khan before the court," but "if he manages to get out of the judicial complex in time, then we will appear before the court."

Judge Iqbal was irked by the lawyer's statement and expressed his dismay that Imran could appear before other courts in the judicial complex but not in this one.

"Charges are going to be framed here, so he should appear here, and then once they have been framed, he may leave," said the judge. The court then declared Imran's appearance in court necessary and rejected his lawyer's request for postponement.

A heavy contingent of police and FIA was seen in the judicial complex. Moreover, an armoured vehicle and a prison van were also seen parked outside the judicial complex.

Before Khan arrived at the federal capital's judicial complex, a sizable group of PTI members broke down the gate and infiltrated the building. The PTI workers dismantled all barriers at Sector G-11 of the judicial complex, disrupting security arrangements.