Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets bail in graft case, lawyer says

By Thomson Reuters May 15, 2024 | 6:44 AM

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was granted bail by a court in Islamabad on Wednesday in a land corruption case, his lawyer said on social media platform X

The former cricketer was indicted on charges that he and his were gifted land by a real estate developer when Khan was prime minister in exchange for illegal favours.

Khan who denies the charges, had filed a bail application before the Islamabad High Court.

Despite the bail, Khan, 71, in jail since August last year, will not be immediately released as he is serving sentences in two other cases.

(Reporting by Ariba Shahid in Karachi; Editing by Andrew Heavens)