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Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan expects arrest as police have ‘surrounded’ his house

Imran Khan, the former Pakistani prime minister, says that police “circumscribed” his home and his arrest was imminent.

He added that the police had “encircled” his home in Lahore, a city located in eastern Pakistan.

Police said that they had surrounded the house because there were dozens of people hiding in it who were linked to violent attacks last week on public property and military facilities.

Mr Khan, 70 years old, was arrested on Tuesday last week in connection with a corruption case that sparked violence across the country.


After his imprisonment thousands of his supporters set fire to scores and scores of buildings including the army headquarters. At least eight people were killed in violent protests throughout the country.

Amir Mir, Punjab’s Information Minister, said that intelligence and law enforcement agencies identified 30-40 people suspected of attacking military facilities hiding in Mr Khan’s house.

Mr Mir said, “We are giving an ultimatum to these terrorists that they should be handed over to the police or else we will take action”.

He told Mr Khan that he had only 24 hours to hand over the suspects and a police operation was going to be launched if this did not happen.

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Iftikhar Durrani, Mr Khan’s adviser, said that the accusations that he had sheltered people suspected of being involved in the violence were unfounded and reiterated his call for a independent investigation.

The arrest of Mr Khan has dramatically escalated tensions with the military.

Former cricketer-turned-politician, was released last Friday on bail. On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court extended his bail until 31 May.

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ruled that the arrest of this man was illegal.

The court has ruled that the man cannot be arrested in the coming weeks.

Since he was removed as Prime Minister in April last year in a vote of no confidence, Mr Khan faces multiple corruption charges before Pakistani courts.


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