Islamabad High Court Grants Protective Bail To Ex Pak PM Imran Khan

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court granted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan a protective bail until the 25th of August, in a terrorism case registered against him for threatening a female judge and police officers at a public rally.

Earlier, Pakistani police filed terrorism charges against the former prime minister escalating political tensions in the country as the ousted premier holds mass rallies seeking to return to office.

The charges against Imran Khan come in the backdrop of a speech given by him in Islamabad on Saturday in which he vowed to sue police officers and a female judge and alleged that a close aide had been tortured after his arrest.

Hundreds of PTI members stood outside the residence of the Cricketer turned Politician on Monday in a show of support as the former premier held meetings inside. The party has warned that it will hold nationwide rallies if Khan is arrested while working to try to squash the charges in court.

The development comes a day after Pakistan’s media regulator imposed a ban on the live broadcast of Khan’s speeches, saying he was spreading ‘hate speech’ following his comments at the rally.

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