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Petrol bombs thrown and shots fired at Pakistan police as they raid Imran Khan’s home

Police in Pakistan were attacked with petrol bombs and stones as they raided the residence of Imran Khan, former prime minister. During which time shots were also fired.

As they clashed in Lahore’s eastern city with supporters of the politician, officers used tear gas and made more than 60 arrests.

A man standing on top of the compound’s sprawling roof lit a fire during the operation.

Three police officers were hurt.

Image: Police stormed the Khan home and arrested more than 60 people. Pic by AP

Suhail Sukhera, senior commander, stated that security forces were required to remove barricades built by Mr Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf members.

He claimed that concrete blocks, fallen trees, tents, and a parked truck were used to block the roads around the property.

Police said that they found iron rods, iron rods, and masks in the main entrance of the residence after breaking down the door. They also discovered petrol-filled bottles, iron rods, and batons that were used in attacks against police during the week.

Mr Khan wasn’t at home. He had travelled to Islamabad in order to face a judge for corruption charges.

This hearing was postponed by the judge until March 30.

He was prevented from reaching the courtroom due to violence between Mr Khan’s supporters and police.

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Friday’s top court suspended Khan’s arrest warrant and gave him permission to travel to the court, but not be detained.

After failing to appear at the earlier hearing, he had taken refuge in his Lahore home since Tuesday.

Two days ago, his supporters clashed with police to save him from being arrested.

Khan claimed in a video message during his trip to Islamabad that the government planned Khan’s detention, despite Khan not being able to travel to the hearing.

He claimed that police broke into his house while his wife was at home.

He condemned the police actions and demanded that those responsible be tried.

Image: Mr Khan couldn’t reach the courtroom because of clashes in Islamabad. Pic by AP
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Khan, now 70, is in the opposition and was defeated in a no confidence vote at parliament last April.

He was accused of hiding his assets and selling state gifts while he was in office.

This is just one of a number of cases that the ex-cricket star has faced since his departure.

He also claimed that his demise from power was part a conspiracy by his successor, Prime Min Shahbaz Sharif and the US.

The allegations were denied by both Washington and Sharif’s government.


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