An anti-terrorism court in the federal capital revoked Imran Khan’s bail on Wednesday in the case involving protests after the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified him, dealing a severe blow to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
To avoid being arrested, the former premier may appeal the ruling in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Han was required to appear in court for today’s hearing since he had obtained temporary bail in the case filed against protests and vandalism outside the ECP’s office after it disqualified him in the Toshakhana case. His injury in an attempted murder during a rally in Wazirabad on November 3 caused the bail to be extended up until this point on medical grounds.
Today, the PTI leader’s request for an exemption from the proceedings was denied by the ATC, who summoned him at 1:30pm.
Khan’s attorney, Babar Awan, emphasised during the hearing today that the extra sessions court had granted interim bail to the PTI leader till February 27.
Khan tried to appear, but was unable to travel, therefore Awan asked the court to extend the bond.
Imran Khan didn’t attempt to flee the nation or the court, according to Khan’s attorney.
The judge ruled that if Khan received compensation for a bullet wound, then other accused parties should as well.
Awan then said that the court ought to give his client one further chance. I am prepared to provide a Rs 10,000 surety bond, he continued.
The attorney answered, “Let me take instructions to withdraw the bail plea.”
Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan, the judge, waited for the PTI leader for more than an hour before announcing the verdict.
He saw that no one could receive such extensive alleviation for simply a gunshot wound.
The court stated that it didn’t want to set a bad example by granting such a remedy because it would apply to all of the accused.