Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets two-week bail from Islamabad court

A Pakistani court has granted a two-week bail to former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was arrested on corruption charges earlier this week.

A two-member bench at the Islamabad High Court on Friday granted the bail to the country’s main opposition leader arrested by the country’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was arrested on Tuesday from the premises of the same court.

On Thursday evening, the country’s Supreme Court declared his arrest “unlawful” and instructed the authorities to present Khan before the Islamabad court on Friday.

Khan’s bail plea in the Al-Qadir Trust case was scheduled to be heard on Friday morning. But it was delayed by nearly four hours, with a prayer break in between.

While waiting for the resumption of the hearing, the 70-year-old politician told reporters he was “abducted” from the court premises.


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