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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan will get bail in mutiny case

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Press Trust of India

By Press Trust of India: A first-rate courtroom docket proper right here on Friday granted defending bail till May 3 to Imran Khan in a mutiny case registered in the direction of the earlier Pakistan prime minister.

Manzoor Ahmed Khan, a Justice of the Peace, earlier this month filed a main information report (FIR) at Islamabad’s Ramna police station in the direction of the ousted prime minister for “spreading hatred between the institutions and the public” and for “trying to cause unforgivable damage to the institutions and their top officers”.

The FIR was registered beneath Sections 138 (abetment of the act of insubordination by soldier, sailor or airman), Section 500 (punishment for defamation), and Section 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

The FIR acknowledged that the cricketer-turned-politician in a speech from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore on March 19 made quite a lot of allegations in the direction of a senior officer of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and allegedly carried out a “character assassination”.

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Khan earlier for the time being filed for bail throughout the Islamabad High Court (IHC) the place Chief Justice Aamer Farooq after listening to the case accredited his bail in the direction of surety bonds of Rs 100,000.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief travelled from Lahore to Islamabad for the case, the place the police had taken stringent measures for his security.

A number of PTI supporters have been present on the occasion to level out solidarity with their chief.

The 70-year-old PTI chief tweeted that Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) police had taken his peaceful workers into custody.

“Our workers were sitting in their vehicles peacefully when ICT police, in a brazen display of state oppression, pulled them out and took them away. This is why they want elections to be delayed because they feel they can break the PTI by then, through fear of jail and harassment. Won’t work,” he tweeted.

The Dawn newspaper reported that in a casual chat with journalists contained within the courtroom, Khan acknowledged that he had requested Fawad Chaudhry and Shah Mehmood Qureshi to impress talks with the federal authorities offered that the ruling social gathering was able to immediately dissolve the assemblies and preserve elections.

“There’s no need to proceed if they insist on holding polls in September or October,” Khan talked about throughout the presence of every Chaudhry and Qureshi.

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Qureshi and Chaudhry are part of a three-member PTI crew holding talks with the federal authorities to resolve the controversy over the holding of the elections.

The PTI is set to press for polls throughout the provincial legislatures, nonetheless the federal authorities in Islamabad maintains its stance on simultaneous elections all through the nation.

The National Assembly will full its five-year time interval in August this yr. According to the Constitution, elections shall be held inside 90 days after the dissolution of the lower residence. This signifies that the election ought to be held by mid-October. The closing fundamental election was held in July 2018.