Khan was charged below the nation’s anti-terrorism legislation for remarks made towards 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 below the nation’s anti-terrorism legal guidelines for remarks made in a speech on August 20 towards 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 Decide Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan. The decide directed Khan to look in individual on Thursday.
Courtroom proceedings will resume on September 12 and arguments will probably be offered by each side.
A senior PTI official, Asad Umar, criticised the federal government on Thursday for submitting legal instances towards the previous prime minister.
“They’ve realised it’s not possible to face him politically. So now they’re attempting to place false expenses towards him,” Umar mentioned.
Following the toppling of his authorities in April, Khan held a number of giant 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 navy 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 courtroom and illegal meeting. Khan has denied he threatened the officers, saying his phrases had been taken out of context.
On Wednesday, he was given one other likelihood by the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom to supply a “supplementary” response concerning the contempt of courtroom case.
A ban on dwell TV broadcasts of Khan’s speeches was additionally suspended on Monday because the courtroom dominated the state’s media regulator “exceeded its authority”.
The fees towards Khan got here after he spoke about police “torture” of an aide who faces sedition expenses for inciting mutiny within the navy. Police have denied the accusations.
Political tensions in Pakistan stay excessive as Khan rallies help for elections that aren’t due till October subsequent 12 months.