Saturday, October 28, 2023

Ex-Pak PM Khan: Police Surround Lahore Home


Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s home has been surrounded by police, who claim that he is sheltering dozens of people involved in violent protests against his recent detention. This move could anger Khan’s supporters and raise concerns about further clashes between them and security forces. Last week, Khan’s supporters attacked public property and military installations after he was detained. The opposition leader was released over the weekend and returned to his home in Lahore. On Wednesday, Khan took to Twitter after 200 police officers surrounded his house and a prison van appeared on the scene. In a live video statement, Khan said that his opponents were out to trigger a fight between him and the army and demanded a judicial commission headed by the chief justice to probe the violence. Amnesty International and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan have expressed alarm at the government’s plan to prosecute civilians involved in recent anti-government protests in military courts.

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