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Court grants bail to Imran, Qureshi in May 9 cases

ISLAMABAD (PEN):An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi granted bail to former premier and PTI founder Imran Khan in 12 cases linked to the May 9 riots while PTI stalwart and former foreign minister was granted bail in 13 cases. Community Verified icon

Imran was also granted bail in the GHQ and Army Museum attack cases and the court ordered a surety bond of Rs0.1 million in all 12 cases.

The bail applications were heard by ATC Judge Malik Ejaz Asif. The court said there was no justification to keep the PTI founder under arrest and all accused in May 9 cases are on bail.

Imran and Qureshi were indicted in the cases on February 6. The two were Iwere produced before the court, where the former prime minister informed the judge that he was illegally arrested on May 9 from the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).