An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in the federal capital extended Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan’s bail on Monday in the terrorism case in opposition to him.
The listening to of the case commenced round 10 am under Judge Raja Jawed Hasan Abbas however become adjourned for an hour after the deposed most reliable’s attorney Babar Awan requested the courtroom to permit Imran to convey his vehicle within the premises.
Following the courtroom’s permission, Imran left his house at Bani Gala and regarded earlier than the courtroom at eleven am. PTI leaders Asad Umar, Azam Swati, Faisal Javed and others had been also present.As the court cases resumed, Advocate Awan wondered if the PTI leader’s reply to the courtroom – mentioning that he had submitted more than one – changed into no longer blanketed as it was “personal”.
He maintained that he became prepared to argue if the want passed off and become additionally ready to present the brand new prosecutor time if wanted.
The prosecutor, however, said that Imran had failed to seem before the joint research group (JIT) notwithstanding being issued 3 notices.The decide requested Awan if Imran had obtained the notices, to which he stated that Section 161 doesn’t kingdom that a wrongdoer has to appear before the police for investigation.
“In the previous listening to also, the courtroom’s investigator said that Imran Khan did not appear, however, this is not written everywhere [that the perpetrator has to appear],” he reiterated.
He furthered that the ex-PM’s declaration became written down and no longer brought on report and asked why the police did no longer write the statement in the supplementary provided to the courtroom.
Awan said that the police themselves had stated that there has been a chance to Imran’s life from banned corporations. “What if Imran went to the police station [for investigation] and changed into killed?” he questioned.
He maintained that “we provided the police to sit down on the court docket this morning and ask the questions they have” but to no avail, adding that “the court can problem a display-motive note to the police officer for defective research.”Awan highlighted that even supposing the accused confessed to the police, it might have no felony status, and wondered why they had made it a circumstance for Imran to be included within the research.
He similarly claimed that a written statement changed into submitted two times to the JIT and the investigating officer.
“I offered [to the police] without asking Imran Khan that if an research is to be finished, then do it below judicial cowl,” the attorney said. “They should decide in the event that they need to investigate or harass,” he added.
Discussing Imran’s speech, in the course of which the PTI leader had claimed that “he would not spare the inspector standard and deputy inspector trendy of Islamabad”, the legal professional wondered in which the “terrorism” in this statement turned into.
To which, the judge spoke back that Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi might pinpoint it.
Judge Abbas questioned why the lawyer become “engaged” after several days had handed. To this, the prosecutor stated that the court docket became “now discussing” the accused joining the investigation.
“It is as much as the JIT or the investigating officer to determine what the mode of the research could be,” the prosecutor stated.
The attorney requested the court docket if all people’s speech had ever been banned in the records of Pakistan.
Subsequently, the hearing became postponed until September 20 and Imran Khan’s publish-arrest bail become extended.
‘Mockery of terrorism laws’
Talking to media personnel out of doors the court docket, the PTI leader reiterated that during his speech all through a rally closing month he had stated to take “prison motion” in opposition to the decide who sent birthday celebration leader Shahbaz Gill on remand.
About Gill, Imran stated that he changed into a college professor who changed into no longer a “terrorist or a assassin”, but turned into tortured in “every manner” inside the jail, a claim which the ousted premier stated turned into “confirmed with the aid of the prison superintendent”.
He claimed that Gill turned into then sent again in remand to individuals who had tortured him.“They have made a mockery of the terrorism legal guidelines of the country,” he stated.
“Across the sector, the the front page [of newspapers] says that Imran Khan has a terrorism case against him due to the fact he called for legal action after custodial torture”, he said, adding that during that case “everybody will be a terrorist” in the event that they declare to take legal action against sending a person lower back on remand regardless of torture.
He maintained that this become “contempt” of Pakistan and of its terrorism legal guidelines.
“What pains me the most is that the matter of the custodial torture [on Gill] has been left behind. A depend which is condemned internationally,” he brought.
Earlier, while speakme to media employees out of doors the court docket previous to the listening to, Imran said that he become “very dangerous”.
He also told a journalist to not evaluate him to the “terrorist” MQM founder and “thieve Nawaz Sharif”.