Imran Khan Arrested LIVE Updates, Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan Arrested From Islamabad Court

Imran Khan Arrested: His party also shared the video, alleging the leader was “badly pushed”.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was taken into custody by paramilitary forces from Islamabad High Court premises on Tuesday. The arrest of Mr Khan has led to a call from his party for nationwide protests, presenting another blow to the nuclear-armed country struggling with an economic crisis.

A video showing a swarm of paramilitary personnel surrounding Imran Khan and whisking him away to a vehicle has gone viral on social media. Imran Khan’s party also shared the video, alleging he was “badly pushed”.

The former PM’s arrest sparked protests across Pakistan. The police used water cannons and tear gas to stop large gatherings.

Here are the Highlights on Imran Khan’s arrest:

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Pak High Court Says Ex PM Imran Khan’s Arrest ‘Legal’

The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday night upheld the arrest of Imran Khan, saying that all legal formalities were fulfilled by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while carrying out the arrest of the former prime minister, dashing the hopes of his party. 

The court issued its reserved ruling, upsetting the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf , which claimed the arrest was illegal and that the IHC would rule in favour of party chief Imran Khan.

Must Abide By Rule Of Law: UK, US On Imran Khan’s Arrest

The top diplomats of the United States and Britain  for adherence to the “rule of law” in Pakistan after former prime minister Imran Khan’s arrest triggered nationwide violence. “We just want to make sure that whatever happens in Pakistan is consistent with the rule of law, with the constitution,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a joint news conference in Washington with British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.

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Tear Gas, Water Cannon Used As Imran Khan’s Supporters Clash With Police

Protests After Imran Khan’s Arrest
The arrest of ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan at the Islamabad High Court resulted in protests and demonstrations by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters across Pakistan. Visuals showed protesters entering Pakistan Army headquarters in Rawalpindi.

From Treason To Blasphemy – Imran Khan Faces 121 Cases Across Pakistan

These cases are related to treason, blasphemy, committing and inciting violence and terrorism. 12 cases of terrorism in Lahore and 14 cases have been registered in Faisalabad. Some 22 terrorism cases have been registered against Imran Khan across the country. An Islamabad court is set to indict him on May 10 in a case in which he allegedly hid the proceeds from the sale of state gifts.

Police Fire Water Cannon, Tear Gas At Imran Khan Supporters: Report

Police fired water cannon and tear gas Tuesday to quell protests that erupted in several cities across Pakistan, hours after former prime minister Imran Khan was arrested in connection with a graft case. AFP correspondents in the eastern city of Lahore reported water cannon being fired, while in Karachi in the south police used teargas to disperse protesters.

Protests Across Pakistan After Imran Khan’s Arrest

Prohibitory Orders In Islamabad After Imran Khan’s Arrest Sparks Protests
Pakistan police on Tuesday imposed prohibitory orders in Islamabad after several workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party staged protests across the city following the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan by paramilitary forces.

“No Violence Done To Him”: Pak Interior Minister On Imran Khan’s Arrest

“Imran did not appear despite the notices, NAB (National Accountability Bureau ) has arrested him for causing loss to the national treasury. No violence was done to them,” said Rana Sanaullah Khan, Pak Interior Minister.

Watch: Imran Khan’s Video Message Hours Before Dramatic Arrest

Imran Khan Arrested Amid High Drama: What We Know So Far
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested this afternoon by paramiliray rangers while he was at the Islamabad High Court for the hearing of a corruption case. Visuals showed personnel in riot-control gear whisking him away in a van.
Arrest Warrant Issued For Imran Khan
Video: Imran Khan Dragged Away By Pak Paramilitary Forces

Why Was Imran Khan Arrested?

Imran Khan has been arrested in the Qadir Trust case which concerns allegations that Bahria Town allotted land worth ₹ 530 million to Al-Qadir Trust, owned by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and his wife, according to Dawn.

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