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Imran Khan gets extension in bail till Dec 11

ISLAMABAD: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) has today extended Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s bail in four case till December 11.

According to details, ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand conducted the hearing of cases regarding attacks on PTV and parliament, torture on SSP Asmatullah Junejo and forcefully releasing workers from police station.

PTI chief requested the court to send the cases to session court after challenging the terrorism clauses. Imran opted the stance that he was protesting along with his party for his rights. The prosecutor raised objection and said Imran Khan provoked his workers to beat police officers and to attack government buildings. There are solid evidences against PTI chairman, he claimed. The prosecutor maintained that ten sections of Anti-Terrorism Act are applicable against Imran Khan.

Imran’s counsel Babar Awan responded that half of the Punjab Police should then be arrested in terrorism cases in the light of Justice Baqir Najfi’s report. He added that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Punjab chief secretary also face the same charges of terrorism.

Babar Awan said that federal government removed terrorism cases against the protesters of Faizabad sit-in after making deal. Judge Shahrukh Arjumand remarked that the cases have not been terminated, and the accused are just set free on bails. The judge summoned reply from the police concerning the transfer of cases to session court till the next hearing. -Agencies

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