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Imran Khan’s temporary bail in the terror case is extended by ATC until September 12

The temporary bail of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the terrorist case stemming from his contentious comments about the female sessions court judge Zeba Chaudhry and the capital city police was extended by an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Thursday till September 12.

The ex-prime minister was ordered by the court to provide Rs. 100,000 as a security for the bail.Imran Khan, the head of the PTI, responded to a summons from the court by showing up in person this afternoon to attend the hearing. In the case, he was granted pre-arrest bail until September 1. (today).

Imran Khan wasn’t there when ATC judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan picked up the proceedings in the morning.His attorney, Babar Awan, informed the court that his client was unable to present because his life was in danger. He insisted that Imran Khan was the subject of a danger alert from Islamabad police.

The attorney begged the judge to grant his client temporary bail.The court observed at this point that only people who appear in court are granted bail. The judge said that there is no precedent for granting bail to a suspect without having them appear in court.

Imran Khan’s temporary bail was requested in a written application submitted to the court by Babar Awan.He informed the court that the FIR now contains four additional charges. The attorney begged the judge to release Khan on bond under the new conditions as well.

The ATC judge then addressed the prosecutor, pointing out that only after a crime is committed does Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 (7-ATA) get included to the FIR.

The court questioned, “You have to verify which Kalashnikov was used in the attack and which suicide jacket was worn during the attack.The court said he will hear the arguments for and against the bail petition today.The prosecutor then stated that they should first bring the suspect to court before engaging in discussion.