£190m settlement case: Imran Khan to appear before IHC today for bail

£190m settlement case: Imran Khan to appear before IHC today for bail

Islamabad (Web Desk): Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan's bail plea in £190 million case today (Wednesday).

The PTI chief left for Islamabad from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore.

On May 12, the IHC had granted interim bail to the PTI chief in the corruption case till May 31.

Strict security arrangements have been made during the hearings. A heavy police contingent will be deployed outside the IHC premises and the Federal Judicial Complex. Only those with special passes will be allowed to enter the courtroom.

Meanwhile, Islamabad police in a post on Twitter stated that Section 144 (ban on public gatherings exceeding four persons) was still in force.

“No political activity is allowed in high security zone/Red Zone,” the police said.

Imran Khan, who had been ousted via a vote of no-confidence last year  has been facing a slew of cases, including the infamous 190 million pound settlement case related to the transfer of multi-million pounds from the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA), in which his wife Bushra Bibi is also an accused.

The former premier was arrested from the premises of the IHC by Rangers on May 9, after which violent protests erupted across the country.

Khan had immediately approached the IHC for release but it had declared his arrest legal.

The former prime minister then approached the Supreme Court (SC), which on May 11, termed his arrest "illegal" and directed him to appear before the IHC the next day.

Later, the IHC had approved PTI chief's bail in the case for two weeks and stopped authorities from arresting him till May 17 in any case registered in Islamabad after May 9.

On May 17, the IHC had extended its order to prevent Imran Khan’s arrest in cases filed against him after May 9 until May 31.