Pakistani police on Sabbath stormed property of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Lahore and 30 were arrested people Amidst tear gas shelling during his arrival in The capital is Islamabad for Appearance in court.
Senior Police Officer Suhail Sakhira who He is leading the operation in An upscale neighborhood in Lahore, he said the police moved to remove the encroachments and blockade that the PTI had erected in Khan. party and his daring supporters.
He said that Khan’s supporters, wielding batons, tried to resist the police throwing stones and petrol bombs, but the officers moved on Even a man on Surface of Khan’s residence was opened fire. no one injured.
Sukhira said that the police broke through the door main door of Khan’s residence found Masks, bottles filled with petrol, iron bars and batons used in attacks on police during the week. Skhera said illegal structures had been erected inside the sprawling residence to house them who have participated in attacks on Police that injured dozens of officers.
Witnesses said that the police tried to disperse Khan’s supporters firing Tear gas chased them on several homes in Upscale neighborhood of Zaman Garden. Khan was expected to appear in court in Islamabad on Saturday after the Supreme Court suspended Friday arrest Note, giving him time to travel to Islamabad and face fees in Graft case without arrest.
Khan has holed up up in his face home in Lahore since Tuesday, after not attending a previous hearing in the case. His supporters threw stones and clashed with Police wielding batons for Two days to protect former Prime Minister of arrest.
Khan said, during his road trip to Islamabad in Video message stating that government had planned it arrest Although he traveled to attend a hearing. He said that the police broke into his house in Lahore while his wife was alone in home. He denounced this action and demanded them responsible We are punished according to law.
Khan now in Opposition, overthrown in Distrust vote in Parliament last April. He is accused of state sale gifts while in office and hide assets. that it one in series of cases that former cricket star He turned into an Islamic politician facing since his overthrow.
The seventyyear old leader of the opposition has also Claimed to be removed from power was part of Plot of his successor, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and the United States. Both Washington and Sharif government He denied the allegations.