Imran Khan got bail before the results were announced

 

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has received 14 cases before the announcement of who will form the government in Pakistan’s national elections. Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad granted bail to Imran on Saturday (February 10). Judge Malik Ijaz Asif gave this verdict after a hearing.

 

Along with Imran Khan, senior leader of his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaaf (PTI) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has also been granted bail in 13 cases. The cases in which Imran and Qureshi got bail were all related to the May 9 riots. Imran Khan was arrested in the court premises on May 9 while appearing in the Islamabad High Court. Then the leaders-activists-supporters of his party Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf erupted in an unprecedented protest. For the first time in Pakistan’s history, service cantonments and various military installations were attacked.

 

Of the 14 cases in which Imran has been granted bail, 12 are related to incitement to riots on May 9; Of the remaining 2, one is related to the attack on the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Pakistan Army and the other on the military museumAnd in the 13 cases in which Shah Muhammad Qureshi got bail, all of them are related to incitement to riots.

 

Pakistan’s Parliament National Assembly elections were held on February 8, Thursday. The total number of seats in the assembly is 266. All but one of these constituencies went to polls on Thursday.

 

According to news agency Reuters, the results of 245 constituencies have been announced till Friday nightIt was seen there that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) won 98 seats, Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) got 69 seats and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) got 51 seats.

 

Incidentally, according to the constitution of Pakistan, if an independent candidate wins the election, he has to join a political party within 72 hours of the announcement of the results.

 

But PTI-independent candidates are different. PTI candidates could not use their party symbol cricket bat due to ban by Election Commission of Pakistan and High Court. They were forced to use allotment symbols for individual candidates

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