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Khan, Qureshi bail approved in May 9 events case

Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed also gets relief
Former prime minister Imran Khan, left, and former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during a rally in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir on September 13, 2019. AFP
Former prime minister Imran Khan, left, and former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during a rally in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir on September 13, 2019. AFP

An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi approved bail petitions of former prime minister Imran Khan and his party leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the May 9 events case.

ATC Judge Malik Ijaz announced the decision and ordered both the accused to submit Rs100,000 worth of surety bonds each.

Courts have approved bail petitions of Khan in 12 cases related to May 9 rioting.

Meanwhile, the court also the bail petition of Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed in case of attacking the gate of a sensitive installation on May 9.

The bail petition was approved after the court asked him to submit surety bonds worth Rs200,000.

After the submission of bonds, the court asked authorities to release Rasheed.

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