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Imran Khan bail in terrorism case prolonged until September 12 | Imran Khan Information

Khan was charged underneath the nation’s anti-terrorism regulation for remarks made in opposition to senior police officers and a decide.

Islamabad, Pakistan – Imran Khan’s bail in a terrorism case has been prolonged till September 12.

The chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) get together was charged underneath the nation’s anti-terrorism legal guidelines for remarks made in a speech on August 20 in opposition to senior police officers and a member of the judiciary.

On the first listening to on August 25, Khan was granted bail till September 1 by Choose Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan. The decide directed Khan to seem in particular person on Thursday.

Court docket proceedings will resume on September 12 and arguments might be offered by either side.

A senior PTI official, Asad Umar, criticised the federal government on Thursday for submitting legal instances in opposition to the previous prime minister.

“They’ve realised it’s inconceivable to face him politically. So now they’re making an attempt to place false fees in opposition to him,” Umar stated.

The cricket star-turned-politician faces mounting authorized challenges after his August 20 speech [Aamir Qureshi/AFP]

Authorized challenges

Following the toppling of his government in April, Khan held a number of massive rallies throughout which he criticised his political opponents, state establishments, safety forces and so-called “neutrals” – a time period usually used to explain Pakistan’s highly effective army institution.

However the cricket star-turned-politician confronted mounting authorized challenges after his August 20 speech, for criticising the police and the decide.

The identical speech additionally resulted in Khan being charged with contempt of court and illegal meeting. Khan has denied he threatened the officers, saying his phrases have been taken out of context.

On Wednesday, he was given another chance by the Islamabad Excessive Court docket to offer a “supplementary” response concerning the contempt of court docket case.

A ban on stay TV broadcasts of Khan’s speeches was additionally suspended on Monday because the court docket dominated the state’s media regulator “exceeded its authority”.

The costs in opposition to Khan got here after he spoke about police “torture” of an aide who faces sedition fees for inciting mutiny within the army. Police have denied the accusations.

Political tensions in Pakistan stay excessive as Khan rallies help for elections that aren’t due till October subsequent yr.

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