Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan was arrested from outside the Islamabad Extreme Courtroom by Rangers on Tuesday, Pakistan media reported. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was taken into custody from a court docket docket premises in Islamabad in a corruption case, the opinions indicated.
“Imran Khan’s vehicle has been surrounded,” Khan’s aide Fawad Chaudhry acknowledged with out confirming his arrest. Knowledge minister Marriyum Aurangzeb didn’t immediately reply to data firm Reuters request trying to find affirmation of the report.
One different PTI chief Azhar Mashwani alleged that 70-year-old Khan had been “kidnapped” from contained within the court docket docket by the Rangers. He acknowledged that the social gathering had given a direct title for staging protests inside the nation.
“They’re torturing Imran Khan correct now […] they’re beating Khan sahib. They’ve executed one factor with Khan sahib,” Cheema acknowledged in a video message posted on the social gathering’s Twitter take care of.
Khan’s arrest comes a day after the Pakistan Navy slammed the earlier PM for “extraordinarily irresponsible and baseless” allegations by him in opposition to a serving ISI officer with none proof as a recent disagreement broke out between the extremely efficient navy and the earlier prime minister.
In a strongly worded assertion, the Inter-Firms Public Relations (ISPR) – the media wing of the military- moreover acknowledged that Khan’s “fabricated and malicious allegations are terribly unfortunate, deplorable and unacceptable”.
“This has been a relentless pattern for closing one 12 months whereby navy and intelligence firms officers are centered with insinuations and sensational propaganda for the furtherance of political targets,” it acknowledged.
The assertion bought right here two days after the 70-year-old former cricketer-turned-politician at a rally on Saturday accused spy firm ISI Gen Faisal Naseer of orchestrating plans to murder him.
Earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took the PTI chief to job for “maligning and threatening” the army and intelligence firms.
(With inputs from firms)
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