In big relief to Imran Khan, Pakistan court extends his bail plea in 9 cases – Times of India

Islamabad: Pakistan has got a big relief Pakistanformer prime minister of Imran KhanThe Islamabad High Court on Thursday extended their bail pleas in nine cases after being warned by the court to appear in person.
On 18 April, the IHC extended Khan’s bail in eight cases – including violence outside the Federal Judicial Complex – till 3 May. On Wednesday, the court asked them to attend the hearing while granting one day extension in bail pleas in nine cases. ,
Khan on Thursday appeared before a two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court headed by Chief Justice Ameer Farooq, which warned him that it could cancel his interim bail over his continued absence from hearings.
After hearing several arguments, the court extended the protective bail for 10 days in seven cases of violence outside the Federal Judicial Complex in Islamabad. The court also directed Khan to appear before the concerned district court during this period for permanent bail.
The court extended the bail till May 9 in the mutiny case and in the case of attempt to murder charges filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MP Mohsin Ranjha.
Security was beefed up around the court ahead of the appearance of Khan, who arrived in the federal capital from Lahore this morning to seek interim bail.
Elaborate security arrangements were made on this occasion. Barbed wire and containers were also placed in the area to ensure law and order. Khan was in a wheelchair when he appeared before the court, as the gunshot wound to his leg had not healed. The former prime minister had a narrow escape in an attack last year.
Earlier, Khan’s party shared a video on Twitter which showed the 70-year-old former cricketer-turned-politician’s car surrounded by his supporters reaching the entrance of the Islamabad High Court amid tight security.
His party also released a brief video statement of the party president as he left for Islamabad.
“(We) respect the courts, so will appear [before the court] Despite the pain and swelling in the leg,” said Khan, who sat in a wheelchair to be taken to the car. He added that he is not the type to “spread propaganda against judges” if he does not get a favorable verdict. , Geo TV reported.
Khan claimed that he had informed the Lahore High Court that an attempt was being made to assassinate him.
“Once in Wazirabad and second time on March 18 in the judicial complex,” he claimed and urged people to hit the streets in solidarity with Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial.
“The mafia is hell-bent against the Chief Justice,” he said, adding that the “mafia” had divided Supreme Court (SC) and was flouting the Constitution.
He also criticized the current government for “running with the elections”, which were to be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the legislatures.
Relations between the judiciary and the ruling coalition have soured ever since the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party-led government has been pushing for the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill 2023, which aims to devolve the office of the chief justice. To deprive To give suo motu notices in an individual capacity and constitute a panel of judges to hear the cases.
Khan has been implicated in over a hundred cases since he was ousted from power in April last year. He alleges that the cases are politically motivated.
Talking informally to reporters inside the court, Khan said that the number of new cases against him was increasing and the double century would soon be completed.