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Islamabad High Court grants bail to Imran Khan in 7 cases

Court questions why did Khan fail to appear before the trial courts
PTi workers cover Imran Khan’s vehicle with their bodies as the PTI chief arrives in Islamabad for anticipatory bail. AAj News
PTi workers cover Imran Khan’s vehicle with their bodies as the PTI chief arrives in Islamabad for anticipatory bail. AAj News

The Islamabad High Court has granted bail to PTI Chief Imran Khan in seven cases registered at different police stations in the federal capital.

The court, however, questioned why Khan did not appear before the trial courts.

Imran Khan filed a petition for anticipatory bail in the Islamabad High Court, making the federal government and others respondents.

The petition argued that the cases against him were registered to exact political revenge.

The PTI sought an injunction against his possible arrest in the cases.

Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb heard the plea.

Lawyer Salman Safdar argued that Imran Khan had obtained protective bail from the Lahore High Court on March 17, he came here on March 18 but could not get bail from the Anti-Terrorism Court.

When the matter of threats to Imran Khan was brought up in court, Chief Justice Aamer Farooq added that PTI also shared the blame as they always turned up to court with tens of thousands of political workers.

At this Imran Khan stood up and moved towards the rostrum to reply, but the CJ told him to remain seated.

Justice Mian Gul Hassan added that the district administration had been told already to provide security to Imran Khan. The assassination of Salman Taseer, which also happened in Islamabad, was also mentioned in court.

When Advocate General Islamabad said that Imran Khan was responsible for creating a security situation in Islamabad, the court said the Islamabad authorities had behaved ‘irresponsibly’.

The court then approved Imran Khan’s bail till April 6.

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