Imran Khan given bail in corruption case and assurance he will not be re-arrested

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Judges’ decision comes amid rising tensions as former Pakistan PM faces claims over illegal land transfers

A court has granted bail to Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan for two weeks in a corruption case and ordered his protection from arrest on any charges until Monday, amid concerns he would be immediately re-arrested on his release.

Security was tight as Khan appeared at a hearing at Islamabad high court on Friday seeking bail in multiple cases. He had been in police custody since Tuesday after being arrested on the premises of the court by almost 100 paramilitary officers.

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