ISLAMABAD: Former PM and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was on Thursday granted interim bail until September 1 in a case of allegedly issuing statements threatening a girl choose at a public rally in Islamabad final week. The Islamabad anti-terrorism courtroom (ATC) granted the bail within the case registered towards Khan underneath Part 7 of the anti-terrorism act on Sunday for allegedly “threatening” the choose and senior law enforcement officials throughout his speech on the rally. Chatting with journalists after his bail, Khan claimed the fear case towards him had made Pakistan a “laughing inventory” on this planet and projected the nation as a “banana republic”. On the rally final week, Khan had reiterated allegations of “judicial bias” and warned judges of penalties. He had named further district and periods choose Zeba Chaudhry, who had permitted a two-day bodily remand of Khan’s former chief of employees Shahbaz Gill in a sedition case, saying she ought to put together herself for dire penalties. Chaudhry’s matter has already been taken up by the Islamabad excessive courtroom, which has initiated contempt proceedings towards the ousted PM and issued him show-cause for August 31 to clarify his place. In his bail plea, Khan contended that the fear case towards him was registered by police as an “act of revenge”. Khan’s counsel Babar Awan advised the courtroom that not one of the three people — a choose, the Islamabad inspector-general and deputy inspector-general of police — that the previous PM was accused of threatening was a petitioner within the case. As a substitute, Ali Javed, a Justice of the Peace, was the petitioner, Awan argued. As Awan sought to proceed his arguments, the choose halted him, saying this was pointless with out the prosecution’s rivalry. The courtroom then granted Khan interim bail for every week towards a surety bond of (Pakistani) Rs 1 lakh — round $500 — and issued notices to the petitioner and prosecutor looking for their replies within the case. Talking after the listening to, Khan reiterated his revenge declare. “Our occasion member Shahbaz Gill was subjected to torture and sexual abuse, and in response, I mentioned I’d take authorized motion towards law enforcement officials and a Justice of the Peace who despatched him again to police on a remand regardless of the torture being confirmed. However, sarcastically, a terror case was filed towards me,” Khan mentioned Khan was additionally granted bail until September 7 in one other case associated to alleged violation of Part 144 (ban on public gatherings) over a rally he had held in Islamabad on August 20.