Islamabad: In a major relief to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, the Islamabad High Court on Monday granted him interim bail in seven different cases. According to media reports, a bench headed by IHC judges Amir Farooq and Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb is hearing the case. Imran Khan arrived at the IHC from Lahore today seeking pre-arrest bail in various cases registered against him in the federal capital.
A total of seven cases are registered against the PTI chairman at Ramna, CTD and Golra police stations in Islamabad. At the beginning of the hearing, Khan’s counsel Salman Safdar appeared in the court and argued that the objection related to bio-metric verification should not be imposed on persons above 60 years of age.
Meanwhile, Justice Farooq remarked that bio-metric verification has become very easy now. The lawyer said that he got the PTI chief’s protective bail sanctioned from the Lahore High Court, after which he reached the judicial complex but was not allowed to proceed further. He said that ‘that day more FIRs were lodged against Imran Khan.