Unresolvable Crisis.

While the Islamabad High Court has agreed to grant Mr Imran Khan two weeks bail in the Al Qadir Trust case, this ongoing political and legal crisis is unlikely to subside as recent developments have resulted in all the political stakeholders adopting maximalist positions. It is hard to map a way out of this deepening crisis at the moment, because what the country needs is dialogue and compromise in the greater interests of the nation, and given the bad blood and focus on securing political futures, it is unlikely that any of our leaders are willing to do that.

Now that the court has accepted Mr Khan's bail plea, his lawyers and the NAB prosecutor general have been asked to be prepared at the next hearing where it will be decided whether the bail should be cancelled or extended. The hope is that this development will allow the situation on the streets to calm down a bit, even though protests are likely to continue in the coming days. However, Mr Khan should remember that this legal saga is far from over. While the manner of his arrest was problematic, he must be ready to face the charges brought against him without any further confrontation. Trials and arrests have been a constant in our political history, and it is something...

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