Pakistan: Bail Granted in £190 Million Corruption Case


Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, has been granted bail in a significant development regarding a corruption case valued at £190 million. This news was confirmed by Imran Khan's legal representative through the social media platform X. Despite this bail approval, Imran Khan remains incarcerated.

Presently, Imran Khan is serving a sentence in the Sifar and Iddat case, with the decision on his bail or sentence suspension still pending. Both Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, face allegations of accepting land valued at billions of rupees as a bribe from a real estate magnate.

Imran Khan Allegedly Accepts Billions in Land Bribes 

The accusation suggests that during his tenure as Prime Minister, Imran Khan received land worth billions of rupees from a real estate developer in exchange for illicit benefits. Although the former cricketer refuted these claims, he was found guilty by the court. Imran Khan filed a bail petition in the Islamabad High Court, which had been under deliberation.

Verdict Reserved by Court 

On May 14, the court presided over by Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Judge Tariq Mehmood Jahangir, reserved its decision after hearing arguments from both the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecution team and Imran's lawyer, Sardar Latif Khan Khosa.

NAB Investigation Initiated Last Year 

The National Accountability Bureau commenced investigating Imran Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi, and others in December 2023 regarding this case. It revolves around alleged acquisitions under the guise of the Al Qadir University Trust, resulting in a £19 million loss to the government exchequer. Imran Khan currently faces multiple charges and is detained.