International Desk: Pakistan's election was held on Thursday. Result declaration is not over yet. Discussions are going on between various parties to form the government. Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad granted bail to former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan in 12 cases.
Islamabad ATC judge Malik Ijaz Asif gave this verdict after a hearing on Saturday. News from The Express Tribune.
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 on May 9 while appearing in the Islamabad High Court. After that, the leaders and activists 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 cases in which Imran has been granted bail, 12 are related to incitement to riots on May 9; Out of the remaining 2, one is related to the attack on the Pakistan Army General Headquarters (GHQ) and the other on the Army Museum.
And 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.
The results of 252 constituencies were declared till Friday night. It showed that independent candidates of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) won 99 seats, Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) won 71 seats and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan People's Party (PPP) won 53 seats. .