IHC extends bail of Imran Khan in 9 cases

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday extended Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s protective bail in nine cases registered under terrorism charges, attempted murder, and vandalism.

Imran Khan appeared before a two-member bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq amid tight security. The PTI chief arrived at the courtroom in a wheelchair.

The court approved Imran Khan’s interim bail in two cases until May 9, while extending his protective bail in seven terrorism cases until May 14. The court also ordered him to approach the relevant court within ten days. Imran was present in the IHC himself as directed by the court. He had left Lahore in the morning to appear before the IHC.

At the outset of the hearing, Barrister Safdar told the court that 140 cases have been registered against his client. “We have requested bail in all the cases that were in our knowledge.” The counsel urged the court to fix a day for his client to join the investigation.

During the hearing, the advocate general claimed Imran Khan’s medical report was not genuine. During the hearing, Chaudhry got into an argument with Advocate General Jahangir Jadoon, at which the court expressed annoyance.

It may be recalled that Imran failed to go to Islamabad on Wednesday after aggravating his injury during an appearance in the Lahore High Court. Due to severe pain in his fractured leg, doctors advised him to rest.

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