Pakistani ex-PM Khan arrested on corruption charge

Imran Khan

Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former prime minister, has been arrested as his supporters clashed with riot police, escalating the country’s political upheaval.

Fawad Chaudhry, who is Khan’s close aide and former information minister, confirmed his arrest on Tuesday.

He said, “Imran Khan has been arrested and our workers are being subjected to torture,” .

Reports say that Khan was arrested from the premises of Islamabad High Court (IHC), where he was supposed to appear in connection with a bail application.

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“Khan has been arrested in one of the many corruption charges he faces,’’ a security official told dpa.

Khan, who came to power after a disputed election in 2018, was removed by parliament in April last through a no-confidence vote and has since faced a slew of legal challenges.


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