Pakistan court grants protective bail to former PM Imran Khan till June 21

A Pakistani court has granted protective bail to former prime minister Imran Khan till June 21 after a fresh FIR was registered against him for committing forgery in selling the state gifts.

Earlier yesterday, the Pakistan government registered a case of fraud and forgery against former prime minister Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi and their close aides for allegedly preparing and submitting fake and forged receipts regarding Toshakhana gifts.

The Lahore high court (LHC) also stopped police from arresting Khan's wife Bushra Bibi till June 13 in any case.

The LHC judge Amjad Rafique granted bail to the couple after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman appeared before it amid high security.

Imran Khan is facing over 100 cases, while Bushra is nominated in two cases -- Toshakhana (gifts) and the Al-Qadir Trust case.

The Al-Qadir Trust case alleges that the PTI chief and his wife obtained billions of rupees and land from a real estate firm for legalising 50 billion rupees that was identified and returned to the country by the UK during the previous PTI government.

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