On Tuesday, a group of Pakistan Rangers apprehended ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan as he was outside the Islamabad High Court.
Pakistan Rangers arrested Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister and current leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), outside the Islamabad High Court. (Photo: AFP)
According to a report by Dawn, on Tuesday, Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and head of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), was arrested by Pakistan Rangers outside the Islamabad High Court.
PTI has alleged that during the arrest, Imran Khan was shoved by the Rangers, resulting in injuries.
The arrest warrant for Imran Khan was released by NAB Rawalpindi on May 1, and it was carried out by Rangers in Islamabad today.
After Imran Khan’s arrest outside the Islamabad High Court, Musarrat Cheema, a leader of his political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), confirmed the news on Twitter, alleging that Khan was being tortured and beaten by the authorities.
Imran Khan was removed from his position as Prime Minister via a no-confidence vote in April of the previous year and has since been linked to over a hundred incidents.
Imran Khan is of the belief that a conspiracy led by the United States is targeting him, as a result of his foreign policy decisions that prioritize independence, particularly in relation to Russia, China, and Afghanistan.
PTI Vice President Fawad Chaudhry also took to Twitter, claiming that the Rangers had occupied the IHC and that lawyers were being subjected to torture.
Ch Fawad Hussain, a PTI leader, used Twitter to express his thoughts on Imran Khan’s arrest.
As per reports, the Islamabad Police has implemented Section 144 in the capital city, and the authorities have claimed that Imran Khan was not tortured during his arrest.
Meanwhile, PTI leader Azhar Mashwani has accused Pakistan Rangers of abducting Imran Khan from inside the court. Imran Khan’s apprehension came after several unsuccessful attempts to detain him, including a police raid at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore, which he managed to evade successfully.
On Monday, the Pakistan Army strongly criticized former Prime Minister and PTI chief Imran Khan, following his accusations against a senior military officer without evidence, as reported by Tribune.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement condemning Khan’s “highly irresponsible and baseless allegation,” labeling it “fabricated and malicious.”
The ISPR statement asserted that there has been a recurring trend over the past year, where military and intelligence agency officials have been subjected to insinuations and sensational propaganda to further political goals.