South Asia

Imran Khan, his wife granted bail at Islamabad court

Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan. File photo.

Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan arrived with his wife on Tuesday at an Islamabad court amid tight security, as he battles corruption charges.

An anti-terrorism court granted bail to Khan in at least eight cases until June 8, Pakistani broadcasters said as quoted by Reuters.

His wife, Bushra Khan, joined him and also faces graft charges. She has not commented on the charges against her but Khan has rejected them, Reuters reported.

Khan, who says the corruption charges have been concocted, was arrested and detained on May 9, sparking widespread protests by his supporters, and raising new worries about the stability of the nuclear-armed country as it struggles with its worst economic crisis in decades.