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Lahore High Court confirms former Pak PM Imran Khan’s anticipatory bail in murder case

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By Press Trust of India: Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan appeared sooner than the Lahore High Court on Tuesday, which confirmed his pre-arrest bail in reference to the murder of a worker of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf social gathering.

In March, the Punjab Police booked Khan, 70, moreover the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social gathering, throughout the murder case, accusing him of “concealing facts and evidence” regarding the demise of Ali Bilal alias Zille Shah, a celebration worker.

Khan appeared sooner than the extreme court docket docket amid extreme security.

“Lahore High Court Judge Anwarul Haq Pannun confirmed Khan’s pre-arrest bail in the murder case of Ali Bilal alias Zille Shah, a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf worker, after hearing arguments from his (Khan) counsel,” a court docket docket official instructed PTI after the listening to.

Khan’s counsel instructed the court docket docket that Zille Shah was tortured to demise in police custody as a result of the post-mortem report confirmed 26 injury marks on his physique. However, the police booked Khan and one other PTI members for the murder, although the police and the caretaker authorities in Punjab later claimed that he was killed in a road accident.

The police later accused Khan of concealing the “facts and evidence” related to his demise, the PTI chief’s counsel talked about in court docket docket.

“After hearing arguments from both sides, the judge confirmed Khan’s bail,” the official talked about.

Khan goes by way of over 100 circumstances, largely related to terrorism, inciting most of the people to violence, arson assaults, blasphemy, tried murder, corruption and fraud.

The Pakistan authorities, backed by the extremely efficient navy establishment, closing week stopped the nation’s media from publishing or broadcasting speeches, statements, tweets or images of Khan.

The step was taken after PTI’s alleged involvement in assaults on navy installations on May 9 in response to Khan’s arrest in a corruption case.

The authorities talked about it is guaranteeing that the PTI chief’s social media actions are moreover blocked.

According to a authorities official, every print and digital media have been directed to not publish or broadcast Khan’s speeches, statements, tweets or present his images.