Avenue Battle As Pak Cops Strive To Arrest Imran Khan, Supporters Block Them In Lahore

Imran Khan’s supporters outdoors his Lahore residence (AFP)

New Delhi/Lahore:

The supporters of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan have blocked policemen from reaching his residence in Lahore to arrest him. The police are utilizing armoured autos fitted with water cannons amid stone-throwing by supporters of the previous Prime Minister who’s accused of corruption.

Pakistan’s election fee in October final yr discovered the 70-year-old cricketer-turned-politician responsible of unlawfully promoting items from international dignitaries.

The Federal Investigation Company then filed costs towards him in an anti-corruption court docket, which final week issued the arrest warrant after Mr Khan failed to seem in court docket regardless of repeated summons.

Mr Khan has been demanding a snap election since his ouster from workplace in a parliamentary vote early final yr, a requirement that was rejected by his successor Shehbaz Sharif, who has mentioned the vote can be held as scheduled later this yr.

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