Imran Khan Accuses Pakistan Police of Fascism as New Cases Filed


Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, has accused the police of acting in a fascist manner by raiding homes without warrants and abducting PTI workers. He has called for the immediate release of his party’s workers, some of whom have been charged with terrorism offences following clashes with police during Khan’s appearance in court in Islamabad on Saturday. Khan has also alleged a plot to kill him at the court complex and has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court to allow his future court appearances through a video link. He was summoned by the Islamabad court in relation to state gifts he received during his time as prime minister between 2018 and 2022. Prosecutors accuse Khan of selling the gifts and not declaring them in documents submitted before the election commission, but he denies the allegation. The chaos prevented Khan from entering the court, which marked his appearance from his car and cancelled the arrest warrants against him.