Pakistan releases former prime minister Imran Khan

The decision of the High Court of Islamabad after the Supreme Court had declared his arrest “illegal”

Former Pakistani prime minister and PTI leader Imran Khan was released on bail protected for at least two weeks”, which means that in this period of time he will not be able to be arrested again. The decision by Justices Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Saman Rafat Imtiaz of the Islamabad High Court comes a day after the Supreme Court declared his arrest on corruption charges ”illegal” and called for his ”release’ immediate ”. Khan had previously told the BBC he feared being re-arrested soon after his release.

Two leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the party of former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan, were arrested today by the Islamabad authorities. They are party vice president Shireen Mazari, taken by the Islamabad police from her home in the capital, and former Punjab health minister Yasmin Rashid, arrested in Lahore. The broadcaster Geo News reports it.