In a surprising change of events, Pakistan’s former captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan has been arrested. Imran Khan was present at the Islamabad high court for a hearing on his corruption charges. If reports are to be believed, Khan has been accused of corrupt practices under Section 9(a) of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999. The move transpired a few days after the former prime minister accused Gen Faisal Naseer of the ISI secret service of organizing his assassination.Islamabad police department has given an official statement after the arrest of Imran Khan.

Khan’s detention was already acknowledged by the court. Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamer Farooq reportedly ordered the Islamabad police chief and the interior ministry secretary to come 15 minutes before to clarify how and in what case the detention was made. While claiming to have exercised restraint, Chief Justice Aamer Farooq issued a summons to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the event that the head of the Islamabad police department failed to appear in court.

Imran Khan has been arrested in the Qadir Trust case: Islamabad police

Former Pakistan Captain Imran Khan Arrested

“Imran Khan had been arrested in relation to the case which alleges that the PTI chief and his wife obtained billions of rupees from a real estate firm for legalizing a laundered amount of Rs 50 billion that was identified and returned to the country by the UK during the previous PTI government. Khan has been arrested in the Qadir Trust case. The situation is normal. Section 144 is in force and action will be taken in case of violation,” reads the statement by Islamabad police.

Moreover, the defense lawyer has informed that Imran Khan has hurt his leg and head during the arrest. Imran’s arrest has triggered protests across the country. Speaking about his career, Khan made his debut for Pakistan in the year 1971 and retired in 1992. He helped Pakistan win the 1992 ODI World Cup. In his career spanning over 2 decades, he has played 88 Tests and 175 ODIs. During the later years, he also served as Pakistan’s prime minister from August 2018 to April 2022.

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