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Assaults on Pakistan army installations | Jailed former PM Imran Khan will get bail

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Imran Khan. File
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An anti-terrorism court docket (ATC) on February 10 granted bail to jailed former Pakistan premier Imran Khan in 12 instances linked to the May 9 assaults on army installations.

“ATC Judge Malik Ejaz Asif granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party founder Imran Khan after fulfilling a surety bond of Rs. 0.1 million [Pakistani rupee] in all 12 cases, including the General Headquarters (Pakistan Army) and Army Museum attack,” The Express TribunePakistan reported.

The court docket mentioned there was no justification to maintain Khan (71) below arrest as all accused in May 9 instances had been on bail. Khan will stay in jail as he’s convicted in lots of different instances.

The court docket’s order got here a day after independents backed by Khan’s occasion received practically 100 seats within the National Assembly. Former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was additionally granted bail in 13 instances in the identical case. Khan and PTI stalwart Qureshi had been indicted within the instances on February 6.

The two had been produced earlier than the court docket, the place the previous Prime Minister knowledgeable the decide that he was illegally arrested on May 9 from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises.


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Imran Khan was booked in a number of instances associated to the May 9 violence that erupted following his arrest in an alleged corruption case. The instances registered in Rawalpindi included the assault on the gate of General Headquarters (GHQ), rioting within the workplace of a delicate establishment and others.

Khan had denied the allegations talked about within the instances’ first info stories (FIRs). Earlier, after his launch from Adiala jail, Qureshi was whisked away by Punjab police from jail in reference to a case in regards to the assault on the GHQ.

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