Imran Khan’s bail denied in 6 cases

Taslima Jamal

Imran Khan

Pakistan’s former prime minister and main opposition leader Imran Khan’s interim bail has been rejected by the country’s courts in a total of six cases, including the Toshakhana corruption case.

NDTV reported that on Tuesday (August 15), the District and Sessions Court of Islamabad refused to extend interim bail in six cases of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. Judge Muhammad Sohail said that Imran Khan’s bail cannot be extended in light of the Supreme Court’s verdict.

Prosecutor Farhad Ali Shah told the court that there is no provision in the law to accept the bail application of the convicted accused. He was the one who petitioned the court to deny interim bail to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman.

Imran Khan’s lawyer said his client is in jail, he wants to appear in court. The court should summon him. According to the court, Imran Khan did not appear before the court while he was free. The court later rejected the PTI chairman’s bail plea.

An Islamabad judicial court sentenced Imran Khan to three years in prison and a fine of one million Pakistani rupees after he was found guilty of concealing money from Toshakhana or state trust gifts. On August 5, the police chief of Islamabad ordered his arrest.

Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan is currently incarcerated in Attock Jail in the country’s Punjab province.

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