Dawn: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan’s Lahore yesterday extended PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s bail in three cases linked to May 9 violence, including the vandalism of Jinnah House and Askari Tower.
At least eight people were killed and as many as 290 were injured on May 9 after the PTI chief was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in the Al-Qadir Trust case. The protesters had also stormed the residence of the corps commander in Lahore — also called Jinnah House — and tore down a gate of General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
Subsequently, over 1,900 enraged protesters were rounded up in running battles with law enforcers across the country. Cases were also registered against Imran and his party workers.
On May 19, Judge Ijaz Ahmad Buttar granted bail to the former prime minister in the three cases till June 2, subject to furnishing surety bonds of Rs100,000 each.
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