Jemima Goldsmith, the former wife of ex-prime minister Imran Khan, expressed her delight at the Supreme Court’s decision to release the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Rangers arrested Khan on Tuesday from the grounds of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on the basis of a warrant issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
After the IHC ruled that Khan’s arrest was “lawful,” the PTI petitioned the Supreme Court for his release. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that Khan’s arrest was “unlawful” and ordered his immediate release.
In response to this development, Goldsmith, who resides in the United Kingdom with her sons, took to Twitter and expressed her relief, stating, “Finally sense has prevailed.” She accompanied her tweet with a folded hands emoji and the Pakistani flag.
The NAB is presently looking into a deal between the PTI administration and a property tycoon that reportedly resulted in a loss of 190 million pounds to the national exchequer. Imran Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi, and other PTI leaders are also being investigated.
Khan and the other defendants are accused of misusing Rs50 billion (190 million pounds at the time), which the British National Crime Agency (NCA) sent to the government. In addition, they are charged with receiving ill-gotten gains for the establishment of Al Qadir University in Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa, including more than 458 canals of land.
During Khan’s attendance at the IHC for hearings on his bail petitions in other instances, he was arrested. Following his arrest, violent protests erupted across the country, leading to the loss of at least eight lives and significant damage to infrastructure.