ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – On Thursday, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad extended PTI Chairman Imran’s interim bail in the terror case filed against him until September 12.
Imran Khan was charged with terrorism after making controversial remarks about senior police officers and a female judge during a public rally in Islamabad on August 20.
The ATC summoned PTI Chairman Imran Khan earlier Thursday at noon in the terror case against him for threatening senior police officers and Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry during a public rally in the federal capital.
Imran Khan obtained pre-arrest bail in the terror case until September 1.
ATC judge Raja Hassan Jawad resumed hearing in the terrorism case against the PTI chairman, who was not present in court even though his pre-arrest bail expired Thursday.
Imran Khan’s counsel, Babar Awan, informed the court that his client’s life was in danger, so he did not appear in court. He insisted that Islamabad police had issued a threat alert regarding an impending attack on Imran Khan.
Throughout the proceedings, the lawyer pleaded with the court to grant his client interim bail. “If something happens to my client, IG and DIG operations will be held accountable,” Babar warned.