Imran Khan’s interim bail was renewed by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday in a case brought against him after protests were held in response to the ECP’s decision to remove him from the Toushakhana issue.
Imran Khan, the former prime minister and leader of the PTI, is in Lahore and is unable to appear in court, the PTI chairman’s attorney, Babar Awan, informed the court. Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hasan of the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) reopened the hearing.
After the court granted the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman’s motion for exemption from personal attendance in the case, the interim bail was extended till January 10.
An anti-terrorism court had previously reserved a decision on the pre-arrest bail request of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders in the case of violating section 144. (ATC).
It is important to note that numerous PTI local leaders were arrested in a terrorism case over alleged vandalism committed during rallies in Islamabad after the ECP disqualified Imran Khan in the Toshakhana matter.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) disqualified Imran Khan, a former prime minister and the head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in the Toshakhana reference in accordance with Article 63(1). (p).