Satellite tv for pc Photographs Present Huge Protests In Pak Over Imran Khan’s Arrest

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Satellite Images Show Massive Protests In Pak Over Imran Khan's Arrest

Huge protests in Peshawar noticed components of the Radio Pakistan constructing set on fireplace. (excessive res: right here)

New Delhi:

The large protests in Pakistan by supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan over his arrest in a corruption case have led to widespread destruction of properties.

The workplace of Pakistan’s nationwide radio broadcaster has additionally been set on fireplace by protesters. Some Twitter customers posted movies of a burning constructing, which they claimed was the Radio Pakistan workplace in Islamabad.

Imran Khan appeared in courtroom yesterday amid the violent nationwide protests over his arrest.

His arrest has introduced tens of 1000’s of his supporters to the road in cities throughout Pakistan.

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Satellite tv for pc photographs present roadblocks in Islamabad close to police headquarters. (excessive res: right here)

His attorneys mentioned the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) – the anti-corruption physique which ordered Imran Khan’s arrest – had requested the decide to ship the previous Prime Minister in custody for 10 days, information company AFP reported. He was, nevertheless, despatched to the NAB’s custody for eight days. The subsequent listening to is on Could 17.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, a detailed aide of ousted prime minister Imran Khan, was arrested by police immediately.

Imran Khan was arrested throughout a routine listening to in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad yesterday. He was taken away to an unknown location in a single day earlier than showing behind closed doorways in a specifically convened courtroom on the police headquarters.

The arrest follows months of political disaster throughout which Imran Khan, who was ousted in April final yr, waged an unprecedented marketing campaign in opposition to the nation’s highly effective army.

The previous cricketing celebrity, who stays well-liked in Pakistan, has beforehand denied all the costs in dozens of instances introduced in opposition to him.

He says the myriad authorized instances are a part of an effort by the struggling authorities and army institution to stop him from returning to energy.

Mr Khan’s arrest additionally got here hours after the army rebuked him for alleging {that a} senior officer had been concerned in a plot to kill him.

Pakistan politicians have steadily been arrested and jailed because the nation’s founding in 1947, however few have so straight challenged a army that has staged not less than three coups and had dominated for greater than three a long time.

Pakistan’s inside ministry has ordered cell web providers lower and restricted entry to social media websites like Twitter, Fb and YouTube.

The authorities have ordered faculties closed throughout the nation – with end-of-year exams cancelled for college kids.

A whole bunch of cops have been injured throughout the nation, whereas in Pakistan’s most populous province of Punjab, almost 1,000 individuals have been arrested and the military ordered to deploy to maintain peace.

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