ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday ordered that former Prime Minister Imran Khan remain in custody for two more weeks as authorities investigate charges that he had revealed state secrets after his 2022 ouster.
The development is the latest in an unprecedented pileup of legal cases against the country’s top opposition leader and hugely popular former cricket star turned Islamist politician. Since his ouster in a no-confidence vote in Parliament in April last year, Khan has campaigned against Shehbaz Sharif, who succeeded him.
The legal imbroglio underscores the deepening political turmoil in Pakistan since Khan’s ouster and ahead of the next parliamentary elections, due in the last week of January. Sharif stepped down last month at the completion of parliament’s term and an interim government took over to steer Pakistan through the elections.
Source : VOA News