According to reports, Khan was taken into custody on Tuesday by Pakistani authorities over alleged charges of corruption in Al-Qaidri Case. However, the Supreme Court ruled that his arrest was in violation of the law, prompting his release on bail.
A day after the Supreme Court deemed Imran Khan’s arrest “invalid and unlawful,” the Islamabad High Court on Friday granted him two weeks of bail in a corruption case.
The Islamabad High Court affirmed Mr. Khan’s arrest, but on Thursday, a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court ruled that his imprisonment was “illegal” and commanded that he be released right once.
Due to security concerns, the hearing on Friday was postponed for nearly two hours. The former cricketer-turned-politician returned to the Islamabad High Court in a security vehicle and entered the structure flanked by numerous police officers and paramilitaries.