Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been released on bail by the country’s court
An Islamabad court on Friday granted two-week bail to former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, a day after the Supreme Court ruled that Tuesday’s arrest was “illegal”.
Khan thus gets two weeks of immunity in a corruption case in which he allegedly gave land to Al Qadir University in exchange for returning money seized in the United Kingdom to a businessman.
Geo TV channel reported that the former prime minister arrived at the court amidst support and tight security, warning of mass riots if fresh arrests were made. The trial was halted after slogans were raised in support of Khan.
The former prime minister, who was sacked in October 2022, has always maintained that the various files opened against him after the impeachment motion were due to political pressure. In statements to the local press this Friday, he condemned Tuesday’s “kidnapping” and confirmed the “law of the jungle” had settled in Pakistan.
The decision has been criticized by the government
Minutes after learning of the decision, the country’s Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah assured that the case was far from over and insisted that Imran Khan was the main instigator of the huge political and social tension. across the country for months.
“Such double standards have killed justice in Pakistan,” Sharif said Friday, recalling that his brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, head of his Pakistan Muslim League, “suffered injustices and no one spoke about it.” It is. Sharif, Khan’s declared enemy, lives in the United Kingdom after being convicted of corruption in his home country.