An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in the federal capital on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in eight different cases till June 8.
Chairman PTI Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi reached the Islamabad judicial complex, ahead of the former's appearance before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) at its Rawalpindi office in the £190 million settlement case.
The two first appeared before the accountability court to seek a protective bail for the former first lady, whose bail in the graft case expired today (May 23), to avoid her arrest in the £190 million graft case.
Judge Muhammad Bashir approved Bushra Bibi's bail till May 31 against surety bonds worth Rs500,000. He also took her signatures to ensure the submission of surety bonds, before issuing a notice to the investigation officer (IO).
Later, the Khan and Bushra Bibi went to an anti-terrorism court (ATC) — housed in the same judicial complex as the accountability court — where the former premier's lawyer filed a plea for his bail.
After the ATC approved the bail, the PTI chief and his wife left the judicial complex. Khan is now headed to NAB's Rawalpindi office for an appearance in the multi-billion pounds graft case.
He had left for the federal capital earlier this morning with his wife. A legal team comprising Salman Safdar, Khawaja Haris, Intezar Panjotha, Gohar Ali Khan and Ali Aijaz is accompanying them.
Security has been beefed up at the judicial complex and the NAB office ahead of the PTI chief’s arrival and a heavy contingent of police is deployed there to deal with any untoward incident.