ISLAMABAD: Rangers have arrested former prime minister Imran Khan.
Rangers escorted PTI chairman from the Islamabad High Court, where he had gone to get bail in several FIRs filed against him, to the courtroom in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
Police officers took the former prime minister away in a black vigo.
Imran Khan was taken into custody in Al-Qadir Trust issue case, according to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, who also added that the situation is under control.
At the IHC, the PTI Chairman was going for a biometric when he was arrested. Arrest warrants were in the hands of NAB officers.
IHC take notice
The Islamabad IG and the interior secretary were summoned within “15 minutes” after Khan was arrested by the IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, who took notice of the situation.
In addition, he ordered the second attorney general to find out right away who was responsible for the arrest and to appear before the court in 15 minutes.
The chief justice stated that “action will be taken against the prime minister and ministers if an inquiry needs to be conducted.”
Tell us in which case the arrest was made, Justice Farooq continued.
The Islamabad advocate general then asked the court to extend the time allotted for the hearing from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, but the plea was denied and he was told to appear in 15 minutes.
What is Al-Qadir Trust case?
The NAB is investigating the former prime minister, his wife Bushra Bibi, and other PTI figures in relation to a deal PTI government made with a real estate mogul that reportedly cost the national exchequer 190 million pounds.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) of Britain reportedly sent the government Rs50 billion (190 million pounds at the time), according to the charges against Khan and the other suspects.
Additionally, they are charged with receiving illegal benefits in the form of more than 458 kanals of land in Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa, for the construction of Al Qadir University.
Imran Khan has been ‘abducted’
Meanwhile, the PTI has criticized the detention of the party chief, calling it an “abduction” by the law enforcement agency, and has asked followers and workers across the country to protest.
The next step will be announced by six-member body
PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi condemned his party chief’s imprisonment in response to the “illegal” move. “The entire nation should immediately take to the streets,” he urged, urging people to demonstrate.
PTI Secretary General Asad Umar criticized the arrest on Twitter and stated that the next plan of action will be announced by a committee.
“Pakistan’s most powerful political leader has been arrested following an attack on the Supreme Court.” “The entire world has seen that there is no law in the country,” he remarked.
Umar stated that PTI’s plan of action will be announced by the party’s six-member committee, which Khan organized and is led by Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
PTI leader Murad Saeed said that Khan had been mistreated and arrested in an audio message posted on PTI’s official Twitter account. He urged supporters, particularly young people, to take to the streets to protest the arrest of PTI head.
“It is past time to liberate Pakistan from these oppressors and false gods.” It’s Haqeeqi Azadi’s turn. “Come out to the locations where you’ve been asked to arrive,” he urged.
چئیرمین عمران خان کی گرفتاری نامنظور ۔— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) May 9, 2023
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پاکستان کے سب سے بڑے سیاسی لیڈر کو ہائی کورٹ پر حملہ کر کے گرفتار۔ پوری دنیا کو دکھایا جا رہا ہے کہ ملک میں کوئی قانون باقی نہیں۔ شاہ محمود قریشی کی سربراہی میں 6 رکنی کمیٹی جو عمران خان صاحب نے بنائی تھی وہ لائحہ عمل کا اعلان کرے گی— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 9, 2023