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Arrest of former Pakistan PM sparks protests

by Derek Andrews
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Pakistan authorities Tuesday arrested former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan outdoors of the Islamabad courts. Fawad Chaudhry, a senior member of Khan’s get together, referred to as Tehreek-e-insaf (PTI), confirmed the arrest on his Twitter. He wrote that Khan was kidnapped by “unknown folks to an unknown location.”

Allegedly brokers of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau arrested Khan. Brokers adopted Khan into the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom. Heavy safety escorted Khan out of the constructing whereas authorities blocked the doorway gate, which Musarrat Cheema, a member of PTI, captured on video.

On his strategy to the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom for a listening to on Tuesday, Khan insisted that he has at all times adopted the legislation and accused the Pakistani authorities of being “crooks.” Khan additionally appealed to the Pakistani folks to come back and battle for his or her rights.

Following Khan’s arrest, protests broke out in a number of cities throughout Pakistan, together with Lahore, Khanpur and Rawalpindi.

His arrest comes after a earlier tried arrest by Pakistani authorities in March. The tried arrest led Human Rights Watch to name upon authorities to “chorus from the illegal use of pressure,” which they alleged authorities used towards Khan’s supporters. The tried arrest led to violent clashes between protestors and police. In consequence, the courtroom cancelled Khan’s arrest warrant, deeming the state of affairs too harmful to proceed.

Khan faces a number of allegations of corruptions. Pakistan’s Election Committee beforehand found Khan responsible of illegally retaining and promoting state presents from international dignitaries.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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