ISLAMABAD : Pakistan Tehrike Insaf (PTI) Chief, Imran Khan was arrested from inside the premises of Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Imran Khan was seen dragged by security forces and shoved inside a security van. According to press release issued by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) press release, Imran Khan was arrested by NAB in a corruption case involving Al Qadir Trust case.
It is pertinent to mention here that Imran Khan had appeared in Islamabad High Court regarding other cases which were registered against him.
chief Justice IHC was surprised when he was informed that Imran Khan has been arrested and he commented that “what is going on” and ordered that Inspector General of Islamabad Police appear in court with in fifteen minutes.
In the past courts have taken serious notice that no accused be arrested from premises of the court.
According to images on tv, Imran Khan, a former Prime Minister was dragged and pushed into a vehicle and transferred to undisclosed location. Security guards of Imran Khan were also seen bleeding who according to reports were beaten up by the security guards.
Protests against arrest of Imran Khan are starting to appear across Pakistan. Journalists across Pakistan are terming Imran Khan as putting the country in turmoil and further turmoil.
Barrister Salman Safdar who is representing Imran Khan told the court that Imran Khan was tortured while he was being arrested and his wheel chair was thrown away. Salman Safdar also told the court that his colleague Barrister Gohar was also tortured.
Inspector General Islamabad Upon resuming of the hearing told the court that NAB arrested Imran Khan whereas the Chief Justice Islamabad High Court told the Inspector General that no other place could be found to arrest Imran Khan and that what sort of jokes are being played with the court. The Chief Justice gave half an hour to the Secretary Interior to appear in the court.
Interior Minister, Rana Sana Ullah while addressing a presence conference stated that Imran Khan was arrested on charges of corruption related to Al Qadir Trust and property tycoon Malik Riaz. He further stated that Imran Khan should be transferred to a “rehabilitation Centre” and that’s where investigation should be done with him. Rana further stated former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif was falsely convicted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Leaks case. Rana Sana Ullah stated that when Imran Khan was the prime minister, his accountability tzar Shehzad Akbar was falsely registering cases against his political opponents. Rana termed the wheel chair of Imran Khan as “fraud” and said that Imran Khan does not need a wheel chair.
Protests have erupted in different parts of the country whereas there are reports the residence of Corps Commander in Lahore, GHQ in Rawalpindi and ISI headquarters have also been attacked by the PTI supporters.
According to latest report, Twitter has been blocked in Pakistan
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.