Pakistan former prime minister Imran Khan was granted two weeks of bail by Islamabad High Court on Friday in a corruption case, a day after the Supreme Court referred to as his arrest “invalid and illegal”.
The Islamabad High Court upheld Mr Khan’s arrest however a three-member Supreme Court bench on Thursday had declared his detention “unlawful” and ordered his quick launch.
The Friday listening to was delayed for practically two hours because of safety causes. The cricketer-turned-politician arrived again on the Islamabad High Court in a safe convoy and walked into the constructing flanked by dozens of police and paramilitaries.
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“The courtroom has granted Imran Khan a two weeks interim bail and has directed the authorities to not arrest him within the [graft] case,” Mr Khan’s lawyer Khawaja Harris was quoted saying by information company AFP.
Mr Khan raised a single fist above his head, signalling his gathered supporters.
But the authorized saga appears removed from over.
The inside minister has pledged to re-arrest Mr Khan, who has turn into tangled in a slew of authorized instances.
Mr Khan, who was ousted as Prime Minister final April, was arrested from exterior the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday within the Al-Qadir Trust case after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the nation’s high anti-corruption physique, issued an arrest warrant in opposition to him.
The arrest by paramilitary Rangers triggered lethal clashes throughout the nation, prompting the deployment of the Army. At least 9 folks died within the unrest, police and hospitals mentioned.
Mr Khan has accused senior army and authorities officers of plotting a November assassination try that noticed him shot within the leg throughout a rally.
General elections are due no later than October, and the previous cricket star has accused the shaky incumbent coalition authorities of supplanting him in cahoots with high generals.
Mr Khan has remained wildly standard since being ousted.
His arrest this week got here after the military rebuked him for as soon as once more repeating allegations they have been concerned in his assassination try.