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Marriyum Aurangzeb threatens judges after SC releases Khan

The Information Minister of Pakistan said that the decision had compromised the court's independence and undermined the rule of law.

The release of former Prime Minister Imran Khan has caused a rift between the government and the Supreme Court. Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has gone a step further and threatened the judges involved.

Supreme Court’s decision

While hearing the former prime minister’s plea against his arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case, the SC bench termed Imran Khan’s arrest by Rangers from inside the courtroom “illegal” and ordered his immediate release.

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Government’s response

The government has criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Imran Khan. The Information Minister of Pakistan said that the decision had compromised the court’s independence and undermined the rule of law. She also said that the decision had set a bad precedent and sent the wrong message to the public.

Marriyum Aurangzeb also has threatened the judges involved in Imran Khan’s release. She said that they would be held accountable for their decision and that the government would not tolerate any compromise on the rule of law. She also accused the judges of being biased in favor of the government.

Public response

After a day of violent protests across the country, the public finally settled down after SC’s decision and celebrated the verdict. Khan’s supporters took to the streets in different cities including Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore to express joy at Khan’s release.