Pakistani police make an effort to detain former prime minister Imran Khan. In relation to the alleged illegal acquisition and sale of gifts received from foreign dignitaries when he was prime minister, police visited the residence of the former Pakistani prime minister in Lahore.
Police have arrived at the home of the former prime minister Imran Khan in an effort to place him under arrest in connection with a case involving the buying and selling of goods.
Once police arrived to Khan’s Lahore residence on Sunday, the police tweeted that the suspect was “avoiding” arrest and that a police superintendent had “gone to the room,” but the 70-year-old was not there.
A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued for the former prime minister on Tuesday by an Islamabad sessions court for evading hearings in relation to the illicit sale and purchase of gifts received from foreign dignitaries when he was prime minister. Khan has refuted the accusations.
Khan was dismissed from office in April of last year after losing a confidence vote in the parliament. He is currently the subject of numerous legal proceedings including everything from “terrorism” to corruption.
In the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, police officers who had traveled from the capital Islamabad were spotted in front of Khan’s Zaman Park mansion.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party’s members and supporters came in their hundreds to show their opposition to the detention of the PTI leader.
Inspector General Akbar Nasir Khan of the Islamabad Police stated on the Geo News TV station that the team went to Lahore specifically to arrest Khan and not merely to deliver the warrant.
Nasir added that a non-bailable arrest warrant’s initial step was to give notice to the accused and make the arrest right away.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah stated during a public event on Sunday that the police arrived to serve the warrant and will then brief the court.
Fawad Chaudhry, the former information minister and leader of the PTI party, confirmed that the police had arrived to carry out the warrant while speaking to reporters outside Khan’s home. “According to police, Imran Khan is eluding capture. Yet the police’s request that Khan be detained is unlawful,” he said. They want Imran Khan to appear in court where there is little security and a danger to his life.
Before deciding on a course of action later on Sunday, PTI deputy chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi said conversations with the party’s legal team will take place.
We will respond politically because we are a political party. We’ll make plans. The life of Imran Khan is in danger. We worry that there will be another attack since he has already been the victim of one. He needs to be shielded from it, Qureshi told the press. “Imran Khan has a guardianship bail. The aim of the government is to provide law and order.
The 70-year-old former captain of the national cricket team was wounded in the leg in the city of Wazirabad in November of last year during an attack on his anti-government protest convoy.
More than a dozen people were hurt, and one of Khan’s followers passed away after being shot.