The previous PM has been charged in quite a lot of instances that his social gathering says are politically motivated.
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has been arrested whereas showing for hearings on the Islamabad Excessive Court docket.
The arrest on Tuesday is the newest twist in a months-long political disaster and follows a number of unsuccessful makes an attempt to apprehend the cricketer-turned-politician, together with a police raid in March at his residence within the jap metropolis of Lahore that he had managed to evade.
Khan was charged in quite a lot of instances that his social gathering says are politically motivated, that embrace allegations starting from corruption to terrorism to rioting, and which have unfolded since he was ousted from energy in a no-confidence vote final April.
From blaming the USA for toppling his authorities to getting shot within the leg at a rally to drive snap polls, here’s a timeline of the occasions which have led to Khan’s arrest:
April 10, 2022: Khan is voted out of workplace in a no-confidence vote.
Might 25-26, 2022: Khan leads his “lengthy march” into Islamabad; the protest is named off to keep away from confrontation.
July 18, 2022: Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social gathering sweeps Punjab province in a by-election.
Aug 22, 2022: Khan is charged beneath an “anti-terror” regulation; costs are later dropped.
October 21, 2022: Pakistan’s election fee disqualifies Khan from operating for public workplace for 5 years.
October 28, 2022: Khan launches his second “lengthy march” from Lahore to Islamabad to drive early elections.
November 3, 2022: Khan is shot within the leg in a protest convoy in Punjab province.
March 5, 2023: Police try and arrest Khan by court docket order; the ex-PM evades arrest in Lahore.
Might 9, 2023: Paramilitary safety officers arrest Khan in a case filed by the anti-corruption physique; his social gathering calls the arrest an abduction.