LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday granted Imran Khan interim bail in three cases involving arson, violence against police, vandalism, and the murder of Zille Shah.
Several PTI leaders and workers were arrested on suspicion of ‘attacking’ them during a raid on the former prime minister’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore, according to a police complaint.
The court denied PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s request for an exemption from a court appearance. Khan was summoned to appear in court at 11 a.m. After being summoned by the duty judge in the cases, PTI chief arrived in court under tight security.
Due to security concerns, the former prime minister appeared before the duty judge in her chamber. Following their appearance, the court extended Imran Khan’s interim bail in three cases until April 13.
Earlier, at the start of the hearing, the judge inquired about Imran Khan, who was scheduled to appear in court today.
The judge remarked that those in the case who appear in court would be granted relief, and he asked PTI chief’s lawyer whether his client would appear in court or not.
The lawyer responded that Imran Khan was not far from the court and that he would appear. Later, the court ordered Imran Khan to appear in court or have his bail revoked.