On 9th May, Tuesday, Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, was apprehended while attending two hearings at the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Read More.
The arrest occurred within the court’s premises and is related to the ongoing Al-Qadir Trust case.
This development has raised concerns over potential unrest in Pakistan, a nation equipped with nuclear capabilities. Concurrently, confrontations unfolded between Khan’s supporters and the police, resulting in the unfortunate death of one protester. Get the latest News updates.
Imran Khan, the Ex-prime minister of Pakistan, has denied involvement in the case and called it a political vendetta by his opponents. His party has also criticized the arrest, with senior PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan calling it a “shameful act” and a violation of the rule of law.
The arrest has triggered protests by PTI supporters outside the court and other cities in Pakistan. The police have reportedly used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds, and some clashes have been reported. Check live news of Imran Khan’s arrest on Al-Jazeera.
These events mark a significant turning point in the political landscape of Pakistan, adding fuel to the already simmering tensions within the nation.
The arrest of a prominent figure like Imran Khan, coupled with clashes between his supporters and law enforcement, underlines the potential for further instability and unrest. As Pakistan grapples with this situation, the implications for its governance and the broader regional dynamics remain to be seen.