Pakistani anti-terror court extends bail against Imran Khan in terrorism case until September 12 – Times of India


ISLAMABAD: An anti-terror court in Pakistan on Thursday extended provisional bail for deposed Prime Minister Imran Khan to September 12 in a terrorism case brought against him for threatening police, justice and other state institutions during a rally in the capital month.
Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan granted bail to the head of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party against a bail of Rs 100,000, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.
At a rally in Islamabad last month, Khan, 69, had threatened to bring cases against top police officials, election commissions and political opponents over his aide’s treatment. Shahbaz Gillwho was arrested on charges of sedition.
He had also objected to Extra District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhrywho had approved Gill’s two-day physical remand at the request of the Capital Territory Police, saying she had to “prepare as action would be taken against her”.
Hours after the speech, Khan was tried under the Anti-Terrorism Act for threatening police, justice and other state institutions at his rally.
The counter-terrorism court had granted bail to the PTI chief on August 25 until September 1 against a bond of Rs 100,000.
Khan last week expressed willingness to withdraw his controversial comments against the female judge, but made no apologies.
In a written response sent to the Islamabad Supreme Court, Khan claimed at the time of making the comments that he was unaware that Chaudhry was a bailiff because he was under the impression that she was an executive magistrate.
“The respondent (Khan) humbly proposes that if the words he has uttered are considered inappropriate, he is willing to take them back,” Khan said in his response filed in the court.
On Thursday, Khan arrived at the Islamabad ATC amid tight security and proceedings began under Judge Abbas, who ordered the prosecutor to grant the PTI chairman preliminary bail on the four new charges added to the initial intelligence report (FIR) in the case.
The final arguments would be heard at the next hearing on September 12.

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