ATC to hear Imran’s bail pleas today

RAWALPINDI (PEN) : An anti-terrorist court (ATC) judge will hear today (Tuesday) the bail applications of former prime minister Imran Khan in twelve different cases related to May 9, 2023 incidents of rioting.

Judge Malik Ejaz Asif will conduct this hearing inside Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail where Imran Khan has been detained since September last year. The PTI founder has already been convicted and sentenced in four different cases lodged after his ouster from government in April 2022.

The judge will also hear six bail applications of PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi and one bail application of Imran Khan’s ally Sheikh Rashid. These leaders were also booked in similar cases after violent protests broke out in the wake of the PTI founder’s arrest from a court premises on May 9, 2023.

The court will also mark attendance of over 300 alleged rioters who have already been granted bail in May 9 cases. Investigation officers from different police stations will also appear in the court.