Pakistan: Courts in Islamabad deny Imran Khan’s requests for bail in nine cases.

On Wednesday, municipal courts in Islamabad rejected the bail requests of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In connection with the First Information Reports (FIRs) filed against him due to violent protests, Khan requested release, according to Dawn.

On Tuesday, the Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Mohammad Sohail denied six requests for the former prime minister to be granted pre-arrest bail, and the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Islamabad refused three bail petitions.

In the police stations of Khanna and Barakahu, an FIR was filed against the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).

According to Geo News, the judge also said that given the ruling by the Supreme Court, Imran Khan’s bail could not be increased. The six cases were filed against the PTI leader in the federal capital’s Secretariat, Tarnool, Kohsar, Karachi Company, and Ramna police stations.

After declaring the verdict, Judge Muhammad Sohail suggested that the former prime minister, who was ousted from office by a parliamentary vote last year, participate in the inquiry into the cases.

Bushra Bibi, the wife of Khan, had her temporary release from custody in a case involving the fictitious receipt of Toshakhana presents extended by ADSJ Sohail until September 7, according to Dawn.

On May 9 of this year, violent protests broke out across the nation when the PTI chairman was arrested in a corruption case. Party members attacked military and defense facilities across the nation.

Authorities detained hundreds of PTI employees and leaders for their alleged involvement in the rioting while accusing the former premier of organizing the bloody demonstrations.

The former prime minister, meanwhile, was once again imprisoned at Attock Jail earlier this month after being found guilty of concealing the proceeds of Toshakhana (state depository) gifts that he received from foreign dignitaries while serving as the country’s prime minister from 2018 to 2022. He was given a three-year prison term and fined Rs. 100,000 by the trial court in Islamabad.

After his conviction, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) declared him ineligible to occupy public office for a period of five years.

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