Former Pakistan PM, Imran Khan, yet to be arrested
Lahore / Islamabad (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s Police are trying to arrest former Prime Minister Imran Khan for the last 24 hours. They have reached Zaman Park, Lahore for his arrest, but the violence started by his supporters has prevented the Police from arresting Imran Khan. Imran Khan’s political party ‘Pakistan Tehareek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s workers have resorted to violent demonstrations. They pelted stones at the Police and even hurled petrol bombs. Police had to fire tear gas and water cannons to bring the situation under control. A large number of Policemen have been deployed at the site, including helicopters and drones.
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Imran Khan is accused of buying valuable items from the Government’s coffers at very low prices and making billions out of their sale. Islamabad High Court had ordered the arrest of Imran Khan by 29th March 2023. Imran Khan has obtained anticipatory bail till 18th March 2023, but the Police are trying to arrest him.
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My arrest is as per ‘London Plan’ – an accusation by Imran Khan
Imran Khan released a video message on 15th March 2023 in the early morning wherein he said that his arrest was a part of the ‘London Plan’. The main purpose of his adversaries was to put him behind bars and end his political party, viz. PTI. They want to finish all cases against Nawaz Sharif. His arrest had no connection with a breach of any law. He did not commit any crime. He was attacked twice in Islamabad. The Court knew that he didn’t attend hearings for security reasons. All attempts are, however, made to arrest him in any situation.