Imran Khan, the country’s former prime minister, was taken into custody by Pakistani police after they broke into his home to arrest him in a case involving the unauthorized acquisition and resale of gifts given to him by foreign dignitaries while in office, according to official sources and local media on Sunday.
A non-bailable arrest warrant for Khan was issued by an Islamabad court on Tuesday in relation to the unauthorized acquisition and sale of the items.
A squad of Islamabad police arrived in the northeastern city of Lahore on Sunday with an arrest order to take Khan into prison, according to official sources quoted by Somali Magazine.
Geo News, a local station, published footage of the police officers waiting outside Khan’s Zaman Park home’s main entrance as the home’s guards and fans prevented the staff from entering.
In Pakistan’s turbulent 75-year political history, Khan is the only prime minister to have been removed by a no-trust vote. He is accused of terrorism, attempted murder, money laundering, and other offenses.
Khan calls the majority of the charges “shams,” and they were filed after he was removed.
Once the parliament approved a no-confidence motion in April of last year, he was removed as prime minister.