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 against him.
A bench headed by IHC CJ Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb is hearing the case, according to media reports.
The PTI chief had arrived at IHC from Lahore, earlier today, to seek pre-arrest bail in different cases registered against him in the federal capital.
The PTI chief is seeking bail in seven cases registered against him following the vandalism at the judicial complex during his last visit to the federal capital, Geo news reports.
Multiple cases were registered against the former prime minister at Islamabad’s Ramna, CTD and Golra police stations.
At the outset of the hearing, Khan’s lawyer Barrister Salman Safdar appeared in the court and contended that the objection related to bio-metric verification shouldn’t be imposed on individuals above the age of 60.
At this, Justice Farooq remarked that the bio-metric verification had become very easy now.
The lawyer maintained that they had acquired PTI chief’s protective bail from Lahore High Court (LHC) after which they arrived at the judicial complex but they weren’t allowed to move further.
“More FIRs against Imran Khan were lodged that day,” he added.
At this, IHC CJ asked the lawyer to clarify why had they bypassed a forum to reach IHC.
“Why didn’t you go to the trial court first when you have to go there ultimately,” he asked.
At this, the lawyer maintained that he would present Supreme Court’s judgements in this regard.