The High Court on Friday granted protective bail to Khan for two weeks in a corruption case and restrained him from arrest in any case registered anywhere in the country till Monday.
Islamabad. Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has blamed army chief General Asim Munir for his arrest on May 9 and distanced himself from the violence raging across the country following his dramatic arrest in a court here. Khan expressed these views during an informal interaction with media persons at the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday, The Dawn newspaper reported on Saturday. The High Court on Friday granted protective bail to Khan for two weeks in a corruption case and restrained him from arrest in any case registered anywhere in the country till Monday.
Three different benches of the IHC granted relief to the 70-year-old chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who was taken to the court amid tight security. Talking to ‘BBC’ correspondent during a break, Khan said, “It is not the security agencies behind this, but a man, that is the army chief. There is no democracy in the army. Whatever is happening is tarnishing the image of the army.” Khan said, “And that [सेना प्रमुख] Worried that if I come back to power, I will remove them. (So) all this is happening directly on his orders.” Khan said he was completely unaware of the developments that took place after his arrest. He claimed that he had learned that 40 people had lost their lives during the two-day protests. Khan said what happened after his arrest was beyond his control.
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