IHC issues written orders regarding bails of Imran Khan in multiple cases.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday issued written orders regarding the bails of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in all cases against him including Al-Qadir Trust.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz issued the written order in Al-Qadir Trust case. The court said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could file a case for bail cancellation of Imran Khan if he didn't cooperate with the investigation.

It said that Imran Khan would have to appear before the NAB whenever it was required by the investigation officer. The order further said that advocate general and additional attorney general had adopted the stance that Imran Khan couldn't get relief after imposition of article-245 of the constitution. The stance meant that they wanted to seize the basic rights of the citizens.

The court served notices to attorney general of Pakistan for assistance on the point of access to the court during the imposition of article 245.

It said that the additional attorney general also raised the objection on the maintainability of the case as the accountability court was the right forum. The order said that Imran Khan was produced before the IHC on the directives of the top court, adding that the said objection was not maintainable. The high court was authorized to hear the case under section-561A of code of criminal proceeding, it said.

Meanwhile, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb also issued a four pages judgment refraining the authorities from arresting Imran Khan till May 17, in any case registered in federal capital after May 9. It said that as per the petitioner's lawyer, Imran Khan was arrested from the court premises at the time when he was confirming his biometric. The lawyer had stated that Imran Khan was produced before the high court on directives of the top court.

The order said that Imran Khan should be provided foolproof security as former prime minister in light of the judgment of the superior court. It said that Imran Khan wouldn't be arrested in any case which was registered after May 9.

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