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ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Wednesday extended the interim bail of the former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan till September 12 in the terrorism case lodged against him regarding a comment he made about a Sessions Court judge.
PTI chief Imran Khan appeared before the court to attend the hearing in person this noon, in response to summons issued to him by the court. He had obtained pre-arrest bail in the case till September 1 (today).
The court directed the former premier to submit Rs100,000 as surety against the bail.
During the hearing, the court was told that four new sections – 186, 504, 506, and 188 – had been added to the First Information Report (FIR) against Imran Khan.
Imran’s lawyer, Babar Awan, that the former premier should be granted bail for these charges, to which the judge replied that notices would be issued instead.
Earlier, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has summoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan to appear in person before the court in a terrorism.
Speaking outside the court premises, PTI counsel Babar Awan said that the party has submitted two written responses to the court.
“They are withdrawing security from Khan sahab, and moreover, no police from any province can be present with him here,” Awan said.
“I told the court that if anything happens to my client, the government, IG, DIG Islamabad will be responsible,” he said.