Imran Khan | Court extends Imran Khan’s bail for three days in Al Qadir Trust corruption case

File Pic Islamabad. The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday extended the bail of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan by three days in the Al Qadir Trust corruption case and directed him to approach the accountability court concerned. The order was issued by a division bench headed by Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb. According to Dawn newspaper, tight security arrangements were made in the High Court premises. In a video shared on the official Twitter account of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, Khan was seen entering the Islamabad High Court (IHC) with his security personnel carrying bulletproof shields. The IHC extended Khan’s bail in the case by three days and directed him to approach the accountability court concerned during this period. The court, in its May 12 order, had said that Khan should not be arrested in various cases, including undeclared cases, registered in the country till May 15. In a subsequent hearing, the court extended the ban on arrest till May 31. The court will also hear two additional bail applications of the former prime minister in cases related to violation of Section 144 as well as incidents of violence on May 9 during a rally held in Islamabad to show support for the judiciary. ALSO READ While Khan is facing over 100 cases, his wife Bushra has been named in the Toshakhana (gift) and Al-Qadir Trust case. The Al-Qadir Trust case alleges that the PTI chief and his wife Bushra Bibi obtained billions of rupees and land from a real estate firm to launder Rs 50 billion. Meanwhile, an accountability court in Islamabad declared Bushra Bibi’s bail plea in the Al Qadir Trust case “infructuous” after National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigating officer Mian Umer Nadeem said her arrest was “needed” in the case. Not there. Earlier, the court had granted bail to Bushra Bibi till May 31. (agency)

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