Last Updated: September 01, 2022, 16:15 IST
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday extended the interim bail to ousted prime minister Imran Khan till September 12 in a terrorism case registered against him for threatening police, judiciary and other state institutions during a rally in the capital month. Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan granted bail to the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf: party against a surety bond of Rs 100,000, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.
During a rally in Islamabad last month, 69-year-old Khan had threatened to file cases against top police officials, election commission and political opponents over the treatment meted out to his aide Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested on charges of sedition. He had also taken exception to Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry, who had approved Gill’s two-day physical remand at the request of the Capital Territory Police, and said she should “prepare herself as action would be taken against her”.
Hours after the speech, Khan was booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act for threatening police, judiciary and other state institutions at his rally.