Police raid Khan’s home as ex-Pakistan PM heads to court docket | Information

Police raid Khan’s home as ex-Pakistan PM heads to court docket | Information
Police raid Khan’s home as ex-Pakistan PM heads to court docket | Information


Police seal elements of Islamabad and deploy 1000’s of officers for the court docket listening to on corruption costs.

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan police have raided the Lahore dwelling of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who’s on his method to the capital, Islamabad, for a court docket look.

Khan was summoned by the court docket in relation to a state reward case through which he’s set to be indicted on Saturday. Quickly after his departure from Lahore, police within the capital of the Punjab province carried out the raid at his residence.

Khan, chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) occasion, condemned the raid and stated it was carried out whereas his spouse Bushra Begum was alone at dwelling.

“Punjab police have led an assault on my home in Zaman Park the place Bushra Begum is alone. Beneath what legislation are they doing this? That is a part of London Plan the place commitments have been made to carry absconder Nawaz Sharif to energy as quid professional quo for agreeing to 1 appointment,” Khan tweeted.

Khan’s look in an Islamabad court docket was ensured after a dramatic few days earlier this week when police launched a two-day operation at his residence to arrest him because of non-appearance.

Footage from Lahore confirmed police breaking the gate of Khan’s residence on Saturday after they confronted resistance by PTI supporters. A tweet shared by his occasion confirmed police utilizing batons to focus on the supporters.

Khan’s arrest warrant, issued by a decrease court docket in Islamabad, was associated to his non-appearance within the court docket to reply a case introduced by the Election Fee of Pakistan.

The electoral watchdog had accused him of not declaring items obtained throughout his time as prime minister from 2018 to 2022, or the income made out of promoting them.

Khan denies the costs, saying they’re politically motivated.

On Friday the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom suspended the arrest warrant, instructing Khan to make sure his presence.

The previous PM expressed his issues that the authorities are planning to arrest him, a transfer that, he says, is deliberate to forestall him from contesting elections later this yr.

In a tweet on Saturday whereas travelling to Islamabad, the PTI chief stated the federal government supposed to arrest him.

“Regardless of realizing their malafide intentions, I’m continuing to Islamabad & the court docket as a result of I consider in rule of legislation. However in poor health intent of this cabal of crooks shd be clear to all. It’s also apparent now that the complete siege of Lahore was not about making certain I seem earlier than the court docket in a case however was supposed to take me away to jail in order that I’m unable to steer our election marketing campaign,” he stated in his tweets.

Earlier on Saturday, Khan stated he has shaped a committee to steer his occasion if he’s arrested.

“I’ve made a committee which is able to clearly take selections as soon as – if – I’m inside” jail, the 70-year-old stated in an interview at his Lahore dwelling earlier than heading to Islamabad. He stated there have been 94 circumstances towards him.

The authorized proceedings towards Khan started quickly after he was faraway from workplace in a parliamentary vote final yr. Since then, he has been demanding a snap election and holding nationwide protest rallies, together with one through which he was shot and wounded.


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