ATC Lahore court Judge Ijaz Ahmed Buttar grants Imran Khan pre-arrest bail in three cases related to May 9 violence.

LAHORE -- An anti-terrorism court in Lahore on Friday granted bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan till June 2 in three cases related to 9th May incidents.

ATC judge Ijaz Ahmed Buttar announced the verdict after hearing arguments from the former premier's counsel Salman Safdar in cases related to attack on the Jinnah House, and PTI protesters' clashes with police at Zaman Park. The cases were registered against the PTI chief at the Sarwar road, Shahdman and Gulberg police stations.

Imran Khan, who has been facing multiple cases since his ouster from the PM Office through a no-confidence vote, also appeared before the court on being summoned. Strict security measures were taken to avoid any untoward situation.

While announcing the ruling, the ATC judge barred police from arresting him till June 2. He also directed Imran Khan to join the investigation in the cases and submit surety bonds worth Rs100,000 in all the cases.

Meanwhile, the court has reserved verdict on bail pleas filed by the PTI chief in two others cases, saying it will announce its ruling after hearing...

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