Wednesday December 07, 2022

Islamabad court grants bail to Imran Khan in remarks against judge case

Sessions court judge approves PTI Chairman Imran Khan's bail plea till October 13

October 06, 2022
PTI Chairman Imran Khan outside a court in Islamabad. — AFP/File
PTI Chairman Imran Khan outside a court in Islamabad. — AFP/File

An Islamabad district and sessions court granted on Thursday interim bail to PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the case relating to his controversial remarks against a female judge during a rally in Islamabad.

The former prime minister appeared before the court amid tight security.

Sessions court judge Kamran Basharat Mufti approved Khan's interim bail plea, filed by Khan's lawyer Babar Awan, till October 13 after a short hearing. Khan has been asked to pay surety bonds of Rs50,000.

A case was registered against the former PM at the Margalla Police Station and when Khan did not appear in court, a judicial magistrate had issued an arrest warrant, while the Islamabad High Court had then granted Khan protective bail till October 7.

Today's hearing

Khan appeared before the court of sessions judge Kamran Basharat just a day before the expiry of his protective bail from the IHC.

Awan, while speaking to media after the hearing, said that all the cases against Khan are false.

"PTI is returning [to power] with one-third majority. If there is anyone who can bring change, it is Imran Khan," he said. The lawyer said that the PTI chair has never ever stated an excuse for being ill.

Awan went on to say that the cypher is an "interference and conspiracy."

"We don't accept anyone who talks against Pakistan," he said.

Speaking about the PTI's long march call, Awan said that they will soon march towards Islamabad but Imran Khan will tell exactly when.