Ex-Pakistani PM Imran Khan says police surrounded his house, arrest imminent

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed on Wednesday that police had surrounded his house and he could be arrested at any time.
“Probably my last tweet before my next arrest,” Khan said on Twitter.
Khan was arrested last week by the anti-corruption agency in a corruption case before a court granted him bail. His arrest sparked violent protests across the country, killing at least eight people.
Addressing the nation via video link, the PTI leader said the violence unleashed after his arrest last week was part of a “plot” to ban his party.
Earlier today, the Pakistani government accused Imran Khan, who harbored aides and supporters, wanted attacks on the army after his arrest last week, and warned he had 24 hours to hand them over or face a police operation.
Punjab provincial information minister Amir Mir said intelligence and law enforcement agencies had identified that around 30 to 40 people accused of attacking military installations were hiding at the home of Khan in the eastern city of Lahore.
“We are giving an ultimatum for these terrorists to be handed over to the police, otherwise there will be action,” Mir told a news conference in the city. He warned Khan had 24 hours to hand over suspects and a police operation would be launched if he did not comply.
Khan faces more than 120 cases across the country, including for committing allegations of treason and blasphemy and incitement to violence and terrorism. He was ousted from power in April after losing a vote of no confidence in his leadership, which he said was part of a US-led plot targeting him over his foreign policy decisions independent on Russia, China and Afghanistan.
He is the only Pakistani prime minister to have been ousted in a vote of no confidence in parliament.
(With contributions from the agency)


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