Pakistan. Imran Khan's supporters gather in front of his house to prevent his arrest

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Pakistan. Imran Khan's supporters gather in front of his house to prevent his arrest




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A day earlier the former prime minister delivered a stirring speech to hundreds of supporters in Islamabad condemning the arrest of one of his top aides and threatening senior police officers and judges involved.


 






Hundreds of his supporters gathered in front of his hilltop home in the capital Islamabad officials said on Monday vowing to prevent his arrest on counterterrorism charges. It comes after police on Saturday filed charges against Khan over allegations that he threatened government officials in public speeches Police tortured one of his aides who faces charges of inciting a rebellion by the country's powerful military. Pakistani authorities on Sunday indicted Imran Khan under an anti-terrorism law escalating a power struggle between Pakistan's current government. and its former prime minister which is an order who pays the country to enter The charges were made a day after Khan the former cricket star who was ousted following a vote of no confidence in him last April gave an impassioned speech to hundreds of supporters in Islamabad in which he condemned one of his arrests. senior aides and threatened senior officials. The police and the judge involved on what basis The New York Times reported on it.





  • A police report detailing the charges against Khan said his recent remarks constituted a deliberate and unlawful attempt to intimidate the country's judicial and police forces local media reported.
  • According to Fouad Choudary one of the party's top leaders Khan has not been arrested while still in Islamabad.
  • Khan's party officials said hundreds of his supporters gathered in front of his hilltop residence in the capital Islamabad on Monday vowing to prevent his arrest on counterterrorism charges. Demonstrators chanted slogans against the government of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif who took office in April.
  • As former cabinet minister Ali Amin Gandapur tweeted: "If Imran Khan is arrested...we will take Islamabad with the power of the people" while some party leaders He urged Khan's supporters to prepare for mass rallies.
  • Another former minister Murad Saeed told local TV channels that police had issued an arrest warrant for Khan.
  • Khan was forced to step down in April but he remains politically popular in Pakistan despite the country's worsening economic situation during his time in power.
  • Khan has drawn tens of thousands to his rallies across the country in recent months and his party has managed to use that influence with some electoral success.





His party scored a major victory in local elections in the most populous province of Punjab last July. This month he also won elections in Karachi the country's economic hub.

By contrast earlier this month Shahbaz Gil a top Khan's deputy was jailed for making anti-military remarks on a TV talk show. Officials said his call for officers to disobey orders from senior officers was an attempt to foment rebellion within the military.