ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has extended former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s bail in eight cases until April 18.
According to reports, the Islamabad high court also granted PTI chief Imran Khan’s exemption request.
The Advocate General asked the court how the court would proceed if Imran Khan did not appear at the next hearing
The Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court stated that the petitioner must appear in court to file the bail petition, but if he fails to do so, legal action will be taken against him. CJ added that the court does not want to confine him by mentioning this in the order.
The IHC Chief Justice inquired whether security had been strengthened following the Assessment Committee’s threat assessment. He claimed that the IG Islamabad offered him a bulletproof vehicle, but he turned it down.
He insisted that a notification regarding PTI chairman Imran Khan’s full proof security was filed in court, but that security was not provided to him as a former prime minister, and that this will be interpreted as reclaiming his security.
The Additional Attorney General informed the court that the IG has the authority to increase security and that PTI chief should notify the police before visiting Islamabad.
Earlier yesterday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) scheduled the hearing of eight cases against former PTI chief Imran Khan for 1:00 p.m. on Thursday (today).
The LHC also rejected the petition to remove Imran Khan as party leader. The petition was filed in the PHC by the ANP’s provincial president, Aimal Wali Khan, through Qazi Jawad Ihsan and Muhammad Waqas, Advocates.
According to the writ petition, former Prime Minister Imran Khan should be barred from holding public office for making false statements about his assets.
The petition claimed that PTI chief failed to include the amount he received from Toshakhana in his assets when submitting nomination papers for by-elections in NA-45 and six other constituencies.