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Former Pak PM Imran Khan faces Arrest, but why?

10:17 PM Aug 22, 2022 IST | Ground report
former pak pm imran khan faces arrest  but why

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s recently ousted prime minister, was charged Sunday under the country’s Anti-Terror Law for alleged threats he made against law enforcement and judicial institutions.

Khan, 69, allegedly threatened the groups during a speech on Saturday night in Islamabad, the country’s capital. He criticized the treatment of his assistant, Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested last week and charged with sedition.


His lawyers, Babar Awan and Faisal Chaudhry filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) requesting pre-arrest bail on his behalf. A two-member court consisting of Judge Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Judge Babar Sattar took up the petition.

The petition said that the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was a ‘target of the ruling PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement) for his fearless criticism and extremely bold and forceful stance against corruption and corrupt politicians.’


‘And to achieve this malicious agenda, acting in the most unfortunate and clumsy manner, the Islamabad Capital Territory Police have registered a false and frivolous complaint against him at the behest of the sitting government,’ he said.

The statement further alleged that the government had decided to ‘cross all boundaries’ to arrest Imran ‘under false accusations’ and was ‘bent on resolving the petitioner and his party at all costs.’ Judge Kayani took the petition and asked what objections were raised to it.


Awan informed the judge that an objection related to approaching the relevant forum was raised in the guilty plea. At the time, Judge Kayani said an objection related to biometrics was also raised.

During the proceedings, Awan claimed that “Imran’s residence has been surrounded and… He cannot even approach the relevant court.” Underlining that Khan had no past criminal record, the bail application stated that the former premier was ready for any investigation involved in the case.


The chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, recently succeeded as prime minister by Shehbaz Sharif, recently issued threats against most of Pakistan’s top police officers, state institutions, and bureaucrats and a female judge. Khan was addressing the public in Islamabad. The Pakistani government filed a complaint against him for ‘his extreme step against the judiciary and law enforcement, creating obstacles in carrying out his duties,’ a quoted source said.

Khan was criticizing the government for the arrest of his chief of staff, Shahbaz Gill. He pulled no punches and warned the authorities of the consequences of his actions.

‘IGP and DIG! We will not forgive them,’ he said.

‘Zeba! Get ready, we will take action against you,’ the former prime minister said, openly threatening extra-session judge Zeba Chaudhry. The judge had ordered the physical remand of Shahbaz Gill and ordered his relocation to Adiala Prison in Rawalpindi.

Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan’s Home Minister Rana Sanaullah had said the administration was considering filing a case against the PTI chief and holding legal consultations.

This is all happening in the continuation of a campaign after the Lasbela incident when six army officers were killed followed by Gill’s attempt to incite the army ranks to go against his higher command and then Imran threatened a judge and police officers for fulfilling their duties under the law,’ the minister said.

Since then, political parties such as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan People’s Party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl and the Pakistan Mutahida Quami Movement have called on the judiciary to take legal action against Khan and his aides for threatening a judge and intimidate police officers.

According to local media reports, Khan promised on Saturday that he will file cases against the inspector general, deputy inspector general and Islamabad magistrate for torturing Shahbaz Gill.
Meanwhile, Khan could also be arrested by the country’s top investigative agency for failing to appear before it and snubbing notices of him in the prohibited funding case.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation had reportedly issued him a second notice on Friday. The FIA ​​has reportedly tracked down five companies linked to Khan’s party that operated in the US, Australia, Canada, Britain and Belgium and were not mentioned in reports submitted to the Pakistan Election Commission.

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