Accused of terrorism, former Pakistani president Khan is trying to avoid prison

The Islamabad High Court on Monday honored former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan three days preventive guaranteeafter the former president was indicted on terrorism charges.

“The Islamabad High Court has granted Imran Khan a three-day protection bond,” the politician’s lawyer, Faisal Chaudhry, who belongs to the legal team, presented twice before the court today, told EFE. bail applicationby modifying it after initially rejecting it.

The lawyer explained that the former president “is ready to surrender to the law, but the court is surrounded by police, so he cannot. During these three days will appear before the Anti-Terrorist Court and charges will be brought against him.

Getting bail gives the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader some time to avoid possible arrest after the government yesterday registered a case against him under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act for threatening several policemen and a judge at one of his last meetings.

During this speech, which was broadcast live on television channels on Saturday, Khan warned Islamabad police chiefs that he would file a case against them for “torturing” a PTI leader, Shahbaz Gill, in police custody.

The former prime minister also threatened Judge Zeba Chaudhry for granting the police’s request to extend the preventive detention despite knowing that Gill was subjected to “torture”. “We will not allow you (Zeba), we will also file a case against you,” Khan warned.

Faced with rumors that the police might arrest the former president last night, PTI supporters gathered at Khan’s residence in the Pakistani capital to prevent him, although the arrest ultimately did not take place. Supporters, who continued to fortify the residence on Monday, said Khan’s arrest was a “red line” that, if crossed, would lead them to block the entire country.

Along with the government’s complaint, the PTI leader’s threats also prompted the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban channels in the country from rebroadcasting Khan’s speeches, a move the party described it as fascism and announced that he would challenge it in court. According to the regulator, it was noted that in his remarks, Khan “continually blames government institutions by making baseless accusations”.

According to this authority, from now on the transmission of the recorded speeches of the former prime minister will be allowed only “after an effective mechanism for ensuring effective editorial monitoring and control“Although Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote last April by current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the former president has remained very active, with non-stop rallies in front of thousands of members of his party.

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