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Imran Khan gets pre-arrest bail till June 25 from PHC

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) granted pre-arrest bail to the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and former prime minister Imran Khan till June 25 on Thursday.

A total of 14 cases have been registered against Imran Khan and his party’s leadership after his party’s ‘Azadi March’ on May 25. The cases were registered in different areas of Islamabad for vandalism in the capital.

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Babar Awan, Imran Khan’s counsel, filed a petition in Peshawar High Court today in which the judge, Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan granted 15 days pre-arrest bail to Khan. Khan also attended the hearing in person.

According to the media reports, Khan has also submitted a surety bond of Rs50,000 and was also instructed to appear before the Islamabad sessions court before June 25.

In the filed petition, it was contended that the march was peaceful and all of the allegations against the party supporters were ‘unreasonable’ and ‘unlawful’.

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In a queue of cases, the very first was registered on May 26 at the Kohsar police station, and the second FIR was registered at 3:20am on the same day. Meanwhile till May 28, according to media reports, 11 more cases were registered against the PTI leadership.

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