Pakistan court grants Imran Khan interim bail in seven cases 


Islamabad High Court has granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in seven cases registered against him in the wake of March 18 clashes at Federal Judicial Complex (FJC), Dawn reported.

The PTI chief, in the petitions filed in the IHC on Monday, sought protective bail in seven cases registered against him at Golra, Bara Kahu, Ramna, Khanna, and CTD police stations. The cases are connected to the violence that occurred on March 18 outside the Federal Court Complex, where Imran had testified in the Toshakhana case.

The former premier’s petition was considered by a two-person IHC division bench constituting IHC President Justice Aamer Farooq and Judge Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb.
Imran Khan would experience “irreparable loss” if he were detained, according to the pleas, which were submitted through Lawyer Salman Safdar.

They added, “Furthermore, being head of the single largest political party, there is an apprehension that his political adversaries and opponents would be able to further their nefarious designs and political ambitions if pre-arrest bail is not granted to the petitioner.”
A video posted to PTI’s official Twitter account shows the party’s leader approaching the courthouse as a huge contingent of Islamabad police surrounded his car, according to Dawn.