Court extends Imran’s bail till Nov 10

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PTI chief Imran Khan and other co-accused were granted bail on Monday by a banking court in Islamabad in the prohibited funding and Foreign Exchange Act case.

The Islamabad High Court had transferred the Foreign Exchange Act case to the banking court and the interim bails of all accused were to expire on Monday.

Judge Rukhshanda Shaheen heard bail applications of the former premier and eleven co-accused including Younis Ali Raza, Sardar Azhar Tariq, Tariq Shafi and Faisal Maqbool.

All accused had been ordered to appear before the judge, however, during the proceedings the judge accepted Imran’s request for exemption from attendance.

The prosecution had argued that attending the long march was not a legitimate enough reason to not appear before the court. The court nonetheless approved Imran’s request.

Accused Faisal Maqbool had also filed a request for exemption from attendance citing health issues. The banking court after hearing the arguments extended Imran Khan’s interim bail until November 10.

 

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