Imran Khan released on bail and the ruling coalition announces the sit-in before the Supreme Court
Today, Friday, the Court of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, released Imran Khan on bail for two weeks, on the background of the corruption case in which he is accused, while the ruling coalition announced a sit-in in front of the Supreme Court in protest against what it considered “the court’s bias towards Khan’s party.”
This evening, Imran Khan left the headquarters of the Islamabad court, after negotiating with police officials, and went to his home in Lahore.
The court prevented the government from arresting Khan in existing cases, or pending any case that the government might direct him in the future for a period of five days, as Khan’s lawyer had fears that the government would direct a new case for him and he would be arrested, and therefore the court’s decision stated that it cannot The government may detain Khan pending any case for five days.
Yesterday, Thursday, a judicial committee headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Judge Omar Atta Bendial, issued a judicial decision to immediately release Imran Khan and ordered him to be kept in the police guest house until he appeared before the Islamabad court.
And the court ordered that Imran Khan be kept in the police guest house, provided that his family members and whoever Khan wants to meet him meet with him, until the Islamabad Court resumes hearing the case in which he was arrested.
Meanwhile, the ruling coalition in Pakistan announced a sit-in in front of the Supreme Court headquarters on Monday to protest the Supreme Court’s decision, accusing it of siding with Khan’s party.
The leader of the ruling Alliance for Democracy in Pakistan, Maulvi Fazlur Rahman, said that he calls on Pakistanis to appear before the Supreme Court on Monday and sit in there to protest against what the Pakistani court is doing against Imran Khan, whom he described as a “criminal.”
The Pakistani government had arrested Imran Khan on the ninth of this month in a corruption case called “Al-Qadir Trust”, then the National Accountability Bureau court extended Imran Khan’s detention for eight days, provided that he appears again on the 17th of this month.
Following Khan’s arrest, the country witnessed riots that led to the death and injury of dozens, and dozens of public and private cars were burned and government offices and military barracks were set on fire, which was indicated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Omar Atta Bendial, when examining the case, saying that the country cannot bear the situation. the current situation, and politicians have to solve problems through negotiations.