An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Tuesday accepted former Pakistani cricketer and political party Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan's bail appeal in all four cases regarding an attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters in 2014.
ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand granted him bail in all the cases pertaining to violence during the 2014 sit-in. The court was hearing four cases against the PTI chief, including that of the attack on the state television building, Parliament and the then Islamabad SSP Operations Asmatullah Junejo, Geo News reported
"The decision proves that I am sadiq (truthful) and ameen (righteous), not a terrorist," Khan told the media outside the court after the ruling. Later, he took to Twitter and used a famous line from Shah Rukh Khan movie 'My Name is Khan' to prove himself free of all allegations.
He wrote, “My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist. Moreover, the SC has pronounced me Sadiq and Ameen and I am coming after them crooks!"
My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist. Moreover, the SC has pronounced me Sadiq and Ameen and I am coming after them crooks!— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 2, 2018
Imran Khan had an illustrious cricketing career. Khan served as the team's captain throughout 1982–1992. The highlight of his career was when led Pakistan to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, Pakistan's first and only victory in this major ICC competition.
He is considered as one of the finest all-rounder cricket has ever produced. In 88 Tests, Khan picked up 362 wickets and scored 3807 runs. He had scalped 182 wickets and notched 2709 runs in One Day Internationals.