Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan is predicted to seem earlier than the Lahore Excessive Court docket on Monday for a listening to on his bail software in a case linked to violent protests outdoors the election fee.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf activists staged a protest after 70-year-old Khan was disqualified by the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) within the prohibited funding case final 12 months.
Khan is predicted to seem in court docket for a listening to on his bail software within the case, Pakistani media stories stated.
The case is being heard by Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh.
Forward of the listening to, a big contingent of police personnel was deployed on the fundamental gate of the LHC.
An anti-terrorism court docket in Islamabad final week rejected Khan’s request for an extension in his interim bail within the case linked to the violent protests outdoors the ECP.
Choose Raja Jawad Abbas of the Anti Terrorism Court docket (ATC) in Islamabad stated that Khan had been given sufficient time to seem earlier than the court docket however he had failed to take action whereas his lawyer Babar Awan urged the court docket to grant a one-time exemption from in-person look as Khan had not recovered from a gun assault of final 12 months.
The choose refused to simply accept the plea and ordered that Khan ought to seem by stating that the court docket can’t give any reduction to a “highly effective particular person” like Khan which isn’t given to a standard particular person.
Lastly, the choose refused to increase the interim bail, leaving the cricketer-turned-politician, who survived an assassination try in November final 12 months, susceptible to police arrest.
The PTI management had requested get together staff to stage protests throughout the nation, together with close to the ECP, after Khan was disqualified over hiding particulars of get together funding.
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