Imran Khan receives two-week temporary bail in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI and a former prime minister, was granted two weeks of interim release by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
After a brief pause for Friday prayers, a division bench made up of Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz pronounced the decision. After beginning nearly two hours late, the session was postponed shortly after the former premier entered the courtroom under heavy security.
While a sizable detachment of police, FC, and Rangers has been deployed to prevent any undesirable situation, a significant number of PTI attorneys and leaders are present in court.
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The judge questioned Mr. Khan throughout the hearing about whether he had access to a phone to call his wife. He said that while he was unable to reach Bushra Bibi, he spoke on the phone with PTI leader Musarrat Jamshed Cheema.
Some audience members shouted Imran Khan supporter during the proceedings, which infuriated the judges. It would be difficult to continue the proceedings in such a setting, according to Justice Aurangzeb. The PTI attorneys dissociated themselves from the sloganeering and urged the judge to order the arrest of those responsible.
The PTI leader was transported to the court earlier in the day from the Islamabad Police Lines guest house under heavy guard. The former premier filed the case after arriving at the high court, completing the biometric verification process, and then he went to Room No. 2 of the IHC.
In the matter, Mr. Khan is being represented by Khawaja Harris, an attorney. The former premier has filed four different petitions, asking for bail, information about the proceedings that have been brought against him, and the joining of all cases.
Tension Grips Islamabad
When PTI protestors tried to proceed towards the high court, they got into a fight with security personnel on the Srinagar Highway in the federal capital.
Declared Illegal: Arrest of Imran Khan
The Supreme Court declared his detention earlier this week, which caused violent riots, to be “invalid and unlawful” on Thursday. The former premier was also ordered by the top court to appear before the IHC on Friday (today).
Thousands of “peaceful Pakistanis” from all across the nation will assemble in Islamabad to show support for their leader, according to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)
The government reportedly called in the army to assist restore order after Mr. Khan’s followers destroyed military installations, battled with police, and set fire to other state assets and buildings, leading to roughly 2,000 arrests and eight fatalities.
Supporters have been forewarned by the army that it will take decisive action in the event of future attacks on its property. It said in a statement on Wednesday that his party’s leadership “pre-planned” and “ordered” the attacks against its facilities.