Former Pakistan Prime Minister and PTI chief Imran Khan on Friday was granted bail in all the cases against him, including in the Al-Qadir Trust case. As per the order, Khan, will not face arrest till May 17.
The court also granted the former premier bail for two weeks in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
The judgment came a day after the Pakistan Supreme Court termed his arrest from the IHC premises “invalid and unlawful”, Dawn reported.
Further, according to Dawn News, the Islamabad High Court, while granting a reprieve to the former prime minister, said Imran Khan should be granted bail if martial law, which is sanctioned by Article 245 of the country’s Constitution, has been enforced in the country for two weeks.
Article 245 of the Pakistan Constitution mandates that the armed forces shall, under the directions of the federal government, defend the country against external aggression or threat of war, and, subject to law, act in aid of civil power when called upon to do so.
However, there are no reports in the Pakistan media suggesting that martial law has been enforced in the country.
A division bench comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz heard the PTI chief’s bail plea in courtroom No.3.