Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan granted bail in corruption case
The Islamabad High Court on Friday granted bail to former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case for two weeks.
The court also granted him protective bail in three terrorist cases against him in the Zille Shah murder case and Lahore murder case, and until May 15th, police were not allowed to arrest him in any further cases filed against him nationwide.
Imran Khan‘s imprisonment was declared unconstitutional by Pakistan’s Supreme Court when it ruled that no one could be detained inside of a courtroom.
This led to the bail hearing. Following Imran’s arrest in the case by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday during a court hearing, his followers and law enforcement and paramilitary forces around the nation engaged in violent protests.
The army was dispatched by the government as a result to assist in reestablishing order. In the fights, at least 11 people died and numerous others were hurt.
Since May 9th, 493 persons have reportedly been detained by the Islamabad Police.