The previous cricket star was awarded bail till June 8, his lawyer Mohammad Ali Bokhari stated by telephone on Tuesday. Nonetheless, he nonetheless faces dozens of different prices, together with graft, hiding property and insulting a feminine choose — all of which he’s denied.
Afterward Tuesday, Khan is scheduled to seem earlier than the Nationwide Accountability Bureau as a part of a probe into corruption prices towards him. The opposition chief had warned forward of the listening to there was a excessive likelihood of him being arrested once more, however referred to as on his supporters to stay peaceable if he’s taken into custody.
The anti-graft company’s preliminary determination to detain Khan, sending in paramilitary troops to arrest him in Islamabad on Might 9, led to violent protests throughout the nation that left at the very least eight folks useless. It’s additionally signaled an escalation within the showdown between Khan and the nation’s highly effective army, which has now vowed to strive these liable for attacking military properties below army legislation.
The deepening political disaster unfolds as Pakistan grapples with its worst financial misery in many years, going through low international reserves, file inflation and rates of interest, and a stalled assist bundle from the Worldwide Financial Fund.