Court extends bails of Imran Khan, Qureshi, Asad Umar in May 9 riots cases

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Interim bails of three PTI leaders, including that of former prime minister and party Chairman Imran Khan, were extended in terrorism-related cases on Tuesday until July 7.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore extended the interim bail granted to Imran Khan in five cases, including that of Jinnah House’s vandalism, until July 7.

PTI chairman appeared in the court in person and left after marking his attendance.

Other cases registered against Imran Khan are that of burning of Shadman police station and Askari Tower.

A case is registered against him separately at Racecourse police station of Lahore.

Similarly, ATC in Lahore extended interim bails of senior PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi in three cases until July 7.

ATC judge Ijaz Ahmad Buttar heard the bail petitions.

In his petitions, Qureshi said he was innocent and was implicated in cases with a mala fide intention.

He further said he wanted to cooperate with the investigators, but since he feared he could be arrested, therefore, he prayed to the court that his bail petitions be accepted.

Similarly, ATC in Lahore also extended the interim bail granted to PTI leader Asad Umar in Askari Tower burning case until July 7.

ATC judge Ijaz Ahmad Buttar, who heard Asad’s bail plea, ordered him to cooperate with investigators.