Pakistan ex-PM Khan to appear in court after ‘unlawful’ arrest

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to appear in court following his recent arrest. Khan was taken into custody on charges of inciting violence and unrest during protests against the current government. The arrest has been labeled as “unlawful” by Khan’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and has sparked protests and clashes in several cities across Pakistan.

Khan, who is also the chairman of PTI, has been a prominent political figure in Pakistan and has been a vocal critic of the current government. He has accused the government of corruption and mismanagement, and has called for fresh elections.

The arrest of Khan has been widely criticized by opposition parties, human rights organizations, and international bodies. The United States, the European Union, and the United Nations have all called for the release of Khan and other PTI leaders.

In a statement, the PTI said that the arrest of Khan was “an attack on democracy and an attempt to silence the voices of opposition.” The party has also called for protests across Pakistan and has demanded the resignation of the current government.

The arrest of Khan has also triggered unrest and violence in several cities across Pakistan. Protesters have clashed with police, and several buildings, including police stations and government offices, have been set on fire.

The current government, led by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has defended the arrest of Khan, saying that he was inciting violence and that the government had no other option but to take action.

The case against Khan is likely to further polarize the political situation in Pakistan, which has been marred by allegations of corruption and political instability in recent years. The country is due to hold general elections in 2023, and the arrest of Khan could have a significant impact on the outcome of the elections.

In the meantime, Khan is expected to appear in court to face charges of inciting violence and unrest. The case has been adjourned until a later date, and the PTI has vowed to continue its protests until Khan is released.

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