Khan’s supporters greet him home with rose petals

HISTORY: Khan arrived at his residence in the eastern city of Lahore early Saturday (May 13) as cheering supporters showered his car with rose petals and set off fireworks.

The court ordered Khan released on bail for two weeks, his lawyer said on Friday, after his arrest in a land fraud case sparked deadly protests and a row with the military.

The arrest, which the Supreme Court ruled “void and unlawful” a day earlier, has fueled instability in the country of 220 million at a time of economic crisis with record inflation, sluggish growth and delayed IMF funding.

The 70-year-old cricket hero-turned-politician was ousted as prime minister in a parliamentary no-confidence vote in April 2022 and is, according to opinion polls, Pakistan’s most popular leader.

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