Foreign funding case: Court adjourns hearing on Imran’s bail plea till Feb 28

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ISLAMABAD: In compliance with the high court orders, a banking court in Islamabad has adjourned its hearing on the bail plea filed by former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the foreign funding case till Feb 28.

Banking Court Judge Rakhshanda Shaheen conducted the proceedings on the case on Saturday.

At the outset of the hearing, an order of the Islamabad High Court barring the banking court from taking any decision on Imran’s bail application was submitted to the court.

On Feb 22, the IHC ordered Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan to appear before a banking court of Islamabad on February 28 in a case of pre-arrest bail registered against him under the Foreign Exchange Act.

In the light of IHC order, the banking court adjourned the hearing of the case till Feb 28.

It should be noted that the banking court rejected PTI chief’s request for attendance through video link. Imran had challenged the decision of the banking court in the IHC.

The Federal Investigation Agency had registered a case against the PTI chief and 10 others over accusations of receiving foreign funding. The case had been registered by the FIA Corporate Banking Circle.

The case’s First Information Report (FIR) stated that the accused including the former premier violated Foreign Exchange Act and all of the nominated persons were beneficiaries of the private bank account.