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Islamabad ATC rejects Imran Khan’s bail in ECP protest case

During the hearing, Imran Khan's lawyer Babar Awan requested the court to extend his bail

Some more legal troubles added for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan!

In the latest development, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Wednesday rejected Imran Khan’s bail in a case registered against him for protesting outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Earlier, the court had directed the PTI chief to appear before it by 1:30 pm and rejected his plea to grant an exemption from personal appearance.

The verdict was announced by Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan on the grounds of his non-appearance in court.

Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan announced the verdict after waiting for the PTI chairman, who has been on interim bail, for more than an hour.

However, the former premier can challenge the order in Islamabad High Court (IHC) to avoid arrest.

During the hearing, Imran Khan’s lawyer Babar Awan highlighted that the additional sessions judge had granted interim bail to the PTI chief till February 27.

Babar Awan requested the court to extend Imran Khan’s bail, adding that he had tried to come but could not travel.

“Imran Khan neither tried running away from the country nor the court,” Babar Awan said before the court.

In a separate case, a banking court in Islamabad has also summoned Imran Khan to appear in person in the prohibited funding case by 3:30 pm.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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