Pakistan police and supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan continued to clash as he remained holed up in his Lahore residence ahead of his possible arrest.
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- In October last year, Imran Khan, 70, was found guilty by Pakistan’s election commission of unlawfully selling gifts to foreign dignitaries. Charges were filed against the cricketer-turned-politician in an anti-corruption court last week. An arrest warrant was issued after Mr Khan skipped summons.
- Under Pakistani law governing Islamabad’s “Toshakhana” – meaning “treasure house” in Persian – politicians can retain official state gifts by paying a certain percentage of their value to the government.
- Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party claimed that his residence is under “extreme attack” and has called for support. “Open firing by Rangers and Police. Zaman Park is under extreme attack!! Everyone must reach asap!!” PTI tweeted.
- Pakistan Police used water cannons and tear gas to push back hundreds of Mr Khan’s supporters who had gathered outside his house to prevent his arrest on Tuesday. One activist of Mr Khan’s party was killed during the clash with police.
- Mr Khan accused the Pakistani government of plotting his arrest as part of a “London plan” to finish all cases against former PM Nawaz Sharif. “This is part of the London plan and an agreement has been signed there to put Imran in jail, make the PTI fall and finish all cases against Nawaz Sharif,” Mr Khan said in a video message.
The relationship between the ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan and the Rothschilds were exposed in a controversial memoir written by none other than his now former wife, Reham Khan.
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