(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Al Jazeera
A court in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has approved bail for former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan a day after an arrest warrant was issued against him for remarks against police officials and a female judge made at a public rally last month.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Sunday ordered Khan to appear in court on October 7, local media outlet Dawn reported.
The warrant was issued after the former prime minister failed to appear for a hearing in the case at a sessions court in the capital city.
Hundreds of Khan's supporters from his Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) had gathered outside his home in Islamabad and thousands protested across different cities in the wake of the warrant.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad police said on Saturday“rumours” that they had sent 300 officers to Khan's residence were“baseless”.
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah in a TV appearance on Saturday said the arrest warrant against Khan was a routine one and that there was no“question of an arrest”, the Dawn reported.
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