Police raid Khan’s home as ex-Pakistan PM heads to court docket

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Police seal elements of Islamabad and deploy hundreds of officers for the court docket listening to on corruption prices.

Pakistan police have entered the Lahore property of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, officers from his political occasion mentioned, as he made his method to the capital, Islamabad, for a court docket look.

The move on Saturday adopted days of standoff and intense clashes between police and his supporters across the property, the place police had tried to arrest Khan on Tuesday.

Khan mentioned in a tweet that his spouse was on the property. He was showing in court docket after expressing fear of arrest.

In Islamabad, police sealed elements of the capital and deployed hundreds of law enforcement officials for the court docket listening to on corruption prices after he evaded arrest for every week amid violent clashes.

Residents near the town’s judicial advanced have been requested to remain indoors, political actions and gatherings have been banned and vehicles have been being checked earlier than coming into the capital.

“We have deployed heavy security to make there is no threat to his life,” Islamabad police chief Akbar Nasir mentioned forward of the listening to.

Meanwhile, Khan mentioned he has fashioned a committee to steer his occasion if he’s arrested.

“I have made a committee which will obviously take decisions once – if – I’m inside” jail, the 70-year-old mentioned in an interview in his Lahore home earlier than heading to Islamabad. He mentioned there have been 94 circumstances towards him.

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