ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan was granted bail in the Al-Qadir Trust case by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday, a day after the Supreme Court determined his arrest was “illegal.”
Imran Khan’s bail was approved for two weeks by a two-member special division bench presided over by Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Saman Imtiaz.
The IHC also served notice on the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and directed it to respond at the next hearing.
Earlier, amid heavy security, PTI head appeared before the Islamabad High Court in connection with the Al-Qadir Trust issue.
Imran Khan’s lawyers had submitted four further petitions asking the court to consolidate all of the cases against him. The petitioner further asked the court to order authorities to furnish information on the cases filed against PTI chairman.
During Imran Khan’s presentation in the high court, extraordinary security precautions were put in place throughout the capital. Outside the IHC, police and Frontier Corps (FC) troops are stationed.
Containers have been positioned near police lines on the Srinagar Highway, and a large detachment of police and Rangers personnel have been deployed beneath the Faizabad Bridge, the Srinagar Highway, and the Police Lines.
PTI, on the other hand, announced that “peaceful” supporters would rally at the Srinagar Highway in Islamabad’s G-13 to show solidarity with the former prime minister. The party further stated that Imran would deliver a speech following his court appearance.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah announced on Thursday that Imran would be arrested again.
“If (Khan) gets bail from the High Court, we will wait for the cancellation of bail and arrest him again,” Sanaullah told private television.