ATC refuses to accept surety bonds of Imran Khan


An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday refused to accept surety bonds of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in three different cases related to the May 9 riots, including Jinnah House attack case.

Earlier, a guarantor, Shehroze, appeared before the ATC Judge Ijaz Ahmad Buttar and submitted that he was ready to deposit a cash amount for surety bonds, in compliance with orders of the court for the bail of the PTI chairman in three cases.

To a court query, Shehroze submitted that he worked as a sweeper at the residence of Imran Khan. However, the court observed how it could accept these surety bonds. “If Imran Khan does not appear before court in future, whether you will be responsible,” the court questioned.

At this, guarantor Shehroze kept silence and did not answer the court question.