Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has been granted bail in a case related to protesters’ riots and clashes with Islamabad police after being disqualified by the Election Commission.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday granted bail to PTI chief Imran Khan. It will remain in force till March 3. News – Don’s.
Pakistani media reported that the Central Investigation Agency (FIA) had prepared to arrest Imran Khan. But earlier in the evening he was granted bail by the Lahore High Court.
In April last year, Imran Khan lost the Prime Ministership in a trust vote. His supporters then protested in front of the Election Commission. A case was filed against Imran in Islamabad for what he termed as a ‘violent protest’. He was ordered to appear in the Lahore High Court at 2 pm on Monday to appear in the case. But he went after the evening.
Imran Khan’s lawyers told the court that he could not come because of security concerns and the presence of numerous activists at Zaman Park.
After that, Lahore High Court Judge Tariq Salim said that a condolence notice will be issued against Imran. But lawyers urge not to do so. But later Imran Khan appeared in the court around 8 pm. Imran Khan was granted bail after arguments were presented before the court.