The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday barred authorities from detaining deposed prime minister and PTI chairman Imran Khan in any case, even unnamed ones, filed against him anywhere until May 31.
Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb heard a petition submitted by the PTI leader requesting data about the proceedings filed against him and eventually granted blanket immunity to the cricketer-turned-politician, who is facing over 100 indictments for sedition, terrorism, blasphemy, and other serious crimes.
In a recent development, the current administration asked for more time to explain the specifics of the charges brought against the PTI head. The state counsel, the advocate general, and the extra attorney general all testified during today’s session on behalf of the federation.
Last Monday, Khan received a broad reprieve from the Islamabad High Court that prevented the PTI leader from being arrested. In three terrorism cases that the provincial capital had filed against him, he also obtained protective bail.
Despite going through one of the most difficult periods of his political career, Imran Khan managed to win bail in the same case that led to his imprisonment and subsequent release on the Supreme Court’s orders—the Al-Qadir Trust case.