Pakistan court grants Imran Khan’s bail, lawyer says.

Pakistan court grants Imran Khan's bail, lawyer says.
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Following violent protests and a military standoff, a Pakistani court granted bail to former PM Imran Khan for two weeks. His counsel stated on Friday.

The imprisonment has been described by the Supreme Court as  “invalid and unlawful” a day earlier. It has provoked unrest in the nation of 220 million people, which is grappling with economic woes.  Record inflation, weak growth, and delayed IMF assistance are also being faced by the country. I was wrongfully arrested. My kidnapping. Khan told The Independent that there was jungle law at the Islamabad High Court,

Imran Khan, 70, a cricket hero-turned-politician, was deposed as prime minister in April 2022 in a parliamentary no-confidence vote, and polls show that he is Pakistan’s most popular leader.

On Tuesday, he was detained for land fraud by the anti-graft office, igniting violent protests in numerous Pakistani cities. His supporters have raided military installations, torched a state broadcasting facility, wrecked buses, robbed a senior army official’s apartment, and assaulted other assets, leading to around 2,000 arrests and the involvement of the army.

Police were preparing to arrest Imran Khan’s supporters when he appeared before the Supreme Court in Islamabad.

The army has called the violence “pre-planned”

The Islamabad High Court has granted Imran Khan two weeks’ bail and has also directed that the (anti-graft) body not arrest him during this period,” his lawyer Faisal Chaudhry said

Violence has exacerbated the country’s insecurity and crushed hopes for an IMF bailout. At least eight persons have been killed.

The army, which has had direct control of Pakistan for half of its 75-year existence thanks to three coups, has warned against more attacks on its assets and called the violence “pre-planned.”

According to ARY News, Khan will leave court momentarily to address his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party members.

On Friday, a television video showed the former premier approaching court wearing dark spectacles, a sky-blue shalwar kameez, and a black waistcoat.

As he approached the court, he was spotted waving and making a victory sign. According to Geo TV, his supporters fought with police elsewhere in the city, destroying a police car.

“We have instructed our forces out there that court orders should be followed. There should be no violation of the court ruling,” Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said after the court ruling.

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