Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Remand Prior to Court Proceedings


A day after a warrant was issued for the arrest of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, a court in Islamabad has approved bail for him. The warrant was given due to his remarks at a public rally last month against a female judge and Pakistani police officials. He will be on bail until his appearnce at a court hearing on 7 October, ordered by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Since the removal of his government due to a vote of no confidence, there have been many attempts at legal actions carried out against him, none of which were successful, including terrorism charges which were dropped last month.

Imran Khan has thousands of supporters who are members of his Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) that regularly hold large rallies to show their support. The large number of supporters may be a reason why there there seems to be reluctance by the judiciary to carry out action against him.

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