Former prime minister Imran Khan is arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) at the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Rangers personnel took the PTI chairman into custody in the Al-Qadir Trust case from the IHC, where he had gone to seek parole in multiple FIRs registered against him.
They have badly pushed injured Imran Khan. Pakistan’s people, this is the time to save your country. You won’t get any other opportunity. pic.twitter.com/Glo5cmvksd— PTI (@PTIofficial) May 9, 2023
The former prime minister was removed by law enforcement in a black vigo. Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Islamabad, confirmed the detention and stated that the situation is under control.
According to Geo News, the PTI chairman was apprehended while undergoing biometrics at the IHC. The NAB officials were wanted for arrest.
Following Khan’s detention, IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq took notice of the situation and summoned the Islamabad IG and the interior secretary within “15 minutes”
He also instructed the deputy attorney general to appear before the court within 15 minutes and to promptly determine who was responsible for the arrest.
“Action will also be taken against the prime minister and ministers if an investigation is required,” the chief justice said.
Further, Justice Farooq inquired, “Tell us in which case the arrest was made?”
The advocate general of Islamabad then requested that the court extend the 15-minute deadline to a half-hour, but his request was denied and he was ordered to appear in 15 minutes.
Fawad Chaudhry, vice president of the PTI, claimed in a tweet that Khan was kidnapped from the courthouse and that dozens of attorneys and individuals were tortured.
“Imran Khan has been whisked away by unknown people to an unknown location,” he tweeted, adding that the CJ of the Islamabad High Court had ordered the interior minister and the inspector general of police to appear in court within 15 minutes.
Faisal Chaudhry, a counsel for the PTI, corroborated the development. In a video message on Twitter, PTI leader Musarrat Cheema said, “They are tormenting Imran Khan right now… they are striking Khan saab. They have taken action against Khan saab.”
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