Relief for Imran Khan; Islamabad High Court orders to drop terrorism charges

Islamabad | Islamabad High Court orders to drop terrorism charges against former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. The court observed that Imran Khan’s comments against Additional Sessions Judge Islamabad and senior police officials did not amount to charges of terrorism. The court order is based on a complaint filed by Magistrate Saddar Ali Javed saying that Imran Khan had threatened a woman judge during his speech in Islamabad on August 20.

Then the government also made a move to arrest Khan. In the FIR registered by the police, Imran Khan was accused of threatening senior police officers and a woman additional sessions judge and the main purpose of the threat was to prevent the police officers and the judiciary from performing their legal duties.

On August 22, Imran Khan was granted transportation bail for three days. Later, the court extended the interim bail till September 12 and directed to submit a bond of Rs. Imran Khan had said on August 31 that he was ready to withdraw the controversial remark against the female judge.

During a rally in Islamabad, Imran Khan’s aide Shahbaz Gill was arrested on charges of sedition. Shahbaz was arrested and produced in court and remanded for two days. Imran Khan became angry and threatened the Additional District and Sessions Judge.

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