A court in Pakistan has cancelled an arrest warrant for Imran Khan, with the former prime minister set to appear before the court a day later.
Pakistan court halts police operation to arrest Khan
A Pakistan high court has cancelled an arrest warrant for former prime minister Imran Khan, local media report, defusing a volatile stand-off between his supporters and security forces that had escalated into clashes earlier this week.
News network Geo TV said the Islamabad high court had cancelled the warrant to allow Khan to appear before the court on Saturday over charges that he unlawfully sold state gifts given to him by foreign dignitaries when he was prime minister from 2018 to 2022.
Khan denies the charges.
The Election Commission of Pakistan had found him guilty and barred him from holding public office for one parliamentary term.