Imran Khan arrest tension

Supporters of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party burn a US national flag during an anti-US protest in Peshawar on April 1, 2022. - Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 31 accused the United States of meddling in Pakistan's politics -- a claim quickly denied by Washington -- as a debate on a no-confidence motion against him in parliament was postponed. (Photo by Abdul MAJEED / AFP) (Photo by ABDUL MAJEED/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan, was dramatically arrested from the Islamabad High Court premises on Tuesday. He was present at the court for the hearing of the Al-Qadir Trust case, in which he and his wife have been accused of receiving “billions of rupees from a real estate firm for legalising a laundered amount of Rs 50 billion.” According to Barrister Gohar Khan, who was present at the court during the arrest, Imran Khan was tortured by the Rangers during his arrest. He was hit on the head and leg, and the Rangers threw away his wheelchair.Following the arrest, protests erupted in several cities in Pakistan, including Quetta, Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, and Lahore. The protests resulted in the death of at least one person and injured dozens.

In unprecedented scenes, PTI supporters stormed the Pakistan Army headquarters in Rawalpindi and the Corps Commander’s residence in Lahore.Imran Khan will remain in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) custody for 4-5 days and will be presented at the New Police Guest House in Islamabad, instead of the F8 Court Complex and Judicial Complex G 11/4. The Pakistan Daily reported that he is likely to stay at the guest house for a few days.The arrest of Imran Khan has stirred political turmoil in Pakistan, with his supporters claiming that the allegations against him are politically motivated. The situation is likely to remain tense in the coming days, with protests expected to continue across the country.


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