Former PM Imran granted interim bails in terrorism, Section 144 cases

PTI chief Imran Khan was granted interim pre-arrest bail in two cases registered against him in connection with a PTI rally held in Islamabad on August 20.

The former prime minister has been booked in a terrorism case for his controversial remarks about a female judge at the rally while a separate first information report (FIR) has been registered against him on charges of violating Section 144 (ban on public gatherings exceeding four persons) in the capital on the day of the rally.

Imran’s bail plea in the case pertaining to his remarks about the judge was heard at an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in the capital today, with Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan granting him interim bail till September 1 against a surety of Rs100,000.

Later, additional sessions judge Tahir Abbas Supra granted him interim bail till September 7 in the case pertaining to the alleged violation of Section 144. This relief was provided against a surety of Rs5,000.

Terrorism case hearing

granted him protective bail for three days with the direction to seek bail from the sessions court before the expiry of the three-day period.

A day later, Islamabad police registered another case against the former prime and other top leaders of the PTI for allegedly violating of Section 144 while holding a rally in the capital on August 20.