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ATC extends ex-PM Imran Khan’s interim bail till Sept 12

During the hearing today, the judge questioned the prosecutor about the new charges added against Imran Khan, especially Section 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad extended PTI chief and former prime minister Imran Khan’s interim bail till September 12 in the terrorism case against him.

According to the details, the court summoned the PTI leader at 12 pm. ATC Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan heard the former premier’s interim bail petition in the terrorism case. During the hearing today, the judge questioned the prosecutor about the new charges added against Imran, especially Section 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

To clarify, four new sections had been added to the FIR against Imran, namely 186 (offense of obstructing public servant in the execution of public duty), 504 (criminal intimidation), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).

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The court stated that all charges, apart from the terrorism offense, were bailable charges. While extending the interim bail till September 12, the court directed the former prime minister to submit Rs100,000 as surety.

Terror charges against Imran Khan

Imran Khan was booked under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (punishment for acts of terrorism) regarding his comments at his Islamabad rally on August 20.

According to the First Information Report (FIR), he threatened Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry and police officers at a rally in F-9 Park to “terrorise” police officials and the judiciary.

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To clarify, during his speech, Imran Khan threatened to file cases against Islamabad’s inspector general of police and deputy inspector general of police.

“We won’t spare you,” he warned.

Not holding back, the former premier had also taken exception to Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry, who had approved his close aide Shahbaz Gill’s two-day physical remand at the request of the capital police, and said she should “prepare herself as action would be taken against her”.

On 25th August, the ATC approved the interim bail of the PTI chairman until September 01 against a surety bond of Rs100,000 and directed him to appear before the court again.