A Pakistani court docket on Wednesday rejected the nation’s prime investigating company’s plea to cancel former prime minister Imran Khan’s bail within the prohibited funding case, a media report stated.
Imran Khan, the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf occasion was granted bail by an Islamabad-based banking court docket in a prohibited funding case.
The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) in October final 12 months filed a case within the banking court docket in opposition to Khan, 70, and different members of his occasion for allegedly receiving prohibited funding.
The prohibited funding case was filed by PTI’s estranged founding member Akbar S Babar within the Election Fee of Pakistan in 2014.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri performed the listening to on the plea within the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) on Wednesday, in keeping with the Specific Tribune newspaper.
The court docket additionally rejected the request to cancel the bail of co-accused Tariq Shafi, the report stated.
The FIA filed an software within the IHC on February 28 in opposition to the banking court docket’s choice to grant bail to the PTI chief and appealed to the court docket to annul the choice because it was “in opposition to the legislation”.
In 2022, Pakistan’s Election Fee stated the allegations of taking prohibited funds from abroad Pakistanis in opposition to Imran Khan have been confirmed.
It issued a brand new show-cause discover to PTI asking why these funds shouldn’t be confiscated.
Throughout Wednesday’s listening to, FIA Particular Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi argued that Imran Khan has not but been interrogated by the company within the case, and urged the court docket to cancel his bail, the report stated.
IHC Chief Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani requested if the cash laundering allegations within the FIR have been in opposition to Arif Naqvi and Imran Khan or if PTI was the recipient of the funds.
The FIA counsel argued that Imran Khan in a latest interview admitted that he acquired funds for charity functions however used them for political actions, in keeping with the report.
Justice Kayani inquired if the funds have been utilized by a political occasion after which how they turned private belongings, it stated.
Justice Kayani requested the FIA counsel to submit the letter from the State Financial institution of Pakistan that the investigation company acquired through the investigation.
“You didn’t embrace the worker of the State Financial institution within the investigation. Altering the identify of a checking account shouldn’t be against the law. Has the State Financial institution taken any motion to alter the identify or nature of the account?” the choose requested.
Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, was granted interim bail by a particular court docket in Islamabad after being shot throughout an assassination try in November final 12 months.
He was ousted from energy in April after shedding a no-confidence vote in his management, which he alleged was a part of a US-led conspiracy focusing on him due to his impartial international coverage selections on Russia, China, and Afghanistan.
Imran Khan, who got here to energy in 2018, is the one Pakistani Prime Minister to be ousted in a no-confidence vote in Parliament.
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