Ex-Pak PM gets bail on murder charges
Ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan yesterday secured bail from the Islamabad High Court over new murder charges, blocking his arrest in that case for 14 days, his lawyer said. The ousted prime minister had been arrested on May 9 and held for three days, triggering violent protests by his followers. He is now free on bail in a range of other criminal cases. He had travelled to the capital from his Lahore home to seek bail in the murder case and extend his bail in over a dozen other cases, to avoid a new arrest, said Barrister Gohar Khan. The 70-year-old former cricket hero who become prime minister in 2018 has been embroiled in a confrontation with military since he was ousted in a no-confidence vote last year.