Imran Khan gets interim bail in prohibited funding case
IHC had granted protective bail Imran Khan till October 18.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A court on Monday approved interim bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in prohibited funding case till October 31.
Special Judge Central Asif Mahmood directed the former prime minister Imran Khan to submit surety bonds of Rs100,000. The court also issued notice to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over Imran Khan’s plea.
FIA’s Corporate Banking Circle had lodged a case against 11 people including the former prime minister over prohibited funding.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had granted protective bail Imran Khan till October 18 against surety bonds of Rs5,000.
According to the First Information Report (FIR) lodged against PTI Chairman, the accused nominated in the FIR has violated the Foreign Exchange Act. Sardar Azhar Tariq, Saifullah Niazi, Syed Younas, Amir Kiyani, Tariq Sheikh, and Tariq Shafi have been nominated in the FIR.
The FIR stated that the accused are beneficiaries of the private bank account, while the PTI had an account at the local bank and the private bank manager has also been nominated in the case.
According to the text of the FIR, a bank account was created in the name of Naya Pakistan, the bank manager allowed to operate the illegal bank account and the $2.1 million were deposited by the Abraaj Group of Companies in the bank account.