Big relief to Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, gets bail in corruption case

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Both Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have denied wrongdoing in the case against them regarding the alleged receipt of financial assistance from a land developer in setting up an educational institution, Al Qadir University.

A special court in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi city on Tuesday granted interim bail to former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife in a corruption case. Khan, who has been in jail since last August, was convicted in some cases ahead of the February general election, but the United Nations Human Rights Working Group said on Monday that her arbitrary imprisonment violated international law. The special accountability court granted bail, ARY News said in a message on X, referring to the interim bail.

Both Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have denied wrongdoing in the case against them regarding the alleged receipt of financial assistance from a land developer in setting up an educational institution, Al Qadir University. However, his wife will remain in jail as she is also serving a sentence after her marriage to Khan was declared illegal. Khan and his party say the charges were politically motivated to thwart his return to power.

In recent months Pakistani courts have suspended Khan’s prison sentences in two cases of the illegal acquisition and sale of government gifts, while overturning his conviction on charges of leaking state secrets. The former cricket superstar is fighting dozens of other cases that remain ongoing.

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