Pakistan court drops murder abetment charges against Imran Khan - lawyer

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

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# 28 August 2023 11:45 (UTC +04:00)

A Pakistani court dismissed murder abetment charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, his lawyer said, providing some relief for the cricket hero turned politician who was jailed on corruption charges earlier this month, APA reports citing Reuters.

Khan had been charged in June with abetting the murder of Supreme Court lawyer Abdul Razzaq, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in the southwestern city of Quetta in the same month. Razzaq's son had accused Khan of being behind his father's murder.

Khan cannot contest and has been barred from holding political office for five years.