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Pakistan court docket extends Imran Khan’s bail on terrorism costs

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A Pakistani court docket on Monday prolonged former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s pre-arrest bail for eight extra days on terrorism costs referring to a speech by which he allegedly threatened police and judicial officers, his lawyer stated.

Khan, who appeared in court docket in particular person, was booked within the case by police in August. This is the fourth time he has secured pre-arrest bail within the matter.

“Bail is extended till 20th September with the same sureties,” Khan’s lawyer, Babar Awan, advised Reuters.

Khan has denied he threatened the officers, saying his phrases have been taken out of context.

“This amounts to making a mockery of the anti-terrorism law; making a mockery of our country,” he advised journalists exterior the court docket on Monday after he secured his bail.

The terrorism case is one in every of a spate of authorized woes for Khan, who was ousted as prime minister by a parliamentary vote in April.

The court docket stated final week it might indict Khan in a contempt of court docket case in coming days in a matter that poses a menace to his future because it may see him disqualified from politics for no less than 5 years.

Khan, who nonetheless enjoys widespread assist, has been holding political gatherings throughout the nation to stress the federal government into holding snap elections. Officially, normal elections usually are not due till November subsequent 12 months.

The authorities says the polls will happen on time and has rejected Khan’s name for early elections.

It is at one in every of these rallies that Khan thundered in opposition to police and judicial officers. He has additionally focused the highest brass of the nation’s navy, which issued a uncommon direct public rebuke of Khan for his statements earlier this month.