Pakistan’s former PM Imran Khan arrested in Islamabad
Diplomat Times (Islamabad)- Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has been arrested as he appeared in court in Islamabad to face charges in a corruption case, with scores of security forces in riot gear dragging the high-profile politician into an armoured vehicle.
— Diplomat Times (@diplomattimes) May 9, 2023
The arrest of Khan – who was ousted from power last April and has evaded arrest several times since – came hours after he released a video message reiterating his allegations that the country’s powerful military establishment had tried to assassinate him twice.
Khan’s arrest is the latest twist in a political and economic crisis that pits the popular former premier against the military and the government, led by the prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, who he alleges have conspired to both remove him from power and make threats on his life, charges they deny.
Source : The Guardian