Imran Khan Arrest News Live Updates: Legal turmoil continues to brew for former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's, who was sent to the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) remand for 8 days in the Al-Qadir Trust land deal case ended.
This came just a few hours after a Pakistan court indicted the former prime minister in the Toshakhana corruption case.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had sought a 14-day-remand in the Al-Qadir Trust case after the hearing began at the heavily guarded Police Lines area of the capital instead of the Islamabad District Courts Complex.
Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi are under investigation by NAB for a settlement involving a property tycoon that reportedly resulted in a loss of 190 million pounds to the national treasury.
Meanwhile, the Toshakhana case involved allegations that he received luxury vehicles as gifts but failed to declare them. The case questions the legality of using the state gift depository for personal benefits. Khan was accused of violating laws related to assets and misusing his authority.
Several regions of Pakistan, including Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore, erupted into violence after Imran Khan was taken into custody and several demonstrations have been planned for Thursday as well, the PTI party said.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said that mobile broadband will remain suspended across the country for an indefinite period, and confirmed that it was acting on order from the Interior Ministry.
In an unusual move, the armed forces issued a statement on Wednesday, calling 9 May, a significant and unfortunate day in the nation's history, characterised by widespread violence. The Army was also requisitioned in Islamabad and Punjab.
Supporters of Khan's PTI have staged protests outside Pakistan's High Commissions Pakistan in London and Canada, and demonstrations are taking place across the United States, including outside The White House as well.
Some of the worst incidents of violence and vandalism were reported from Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Karachi and Rawalpindi. The PTI overnight claimed several deaths and dozens of injuries of its workers in clashes with law enforcement agencies.
Islamabad police have claimed that PTI protesters in the capital are lobbing petrol bombs and throwing stones at officers.
Police Station in Islamabad Set Ablaze
The Islamabad police said that capital’s “Ramna police station is being set on fire," a few moments after an armoured carrier was set ablaze.
Authorities, in a statement on Twitter, said that protesters fired at police personnel in the area, asking residents not to step out of their houses unnecessarily.
Army Requisitioned in Punjab To Protect 'National Assets'
Army Requisitioned in Islamabad To ‘Maintain Law and Order’
After a request from the chief commissioner, the Ministry of Interior requisitioned army troops in Islamabad to “maintain the law and order situation”.
Following the authorization of the deployment of the army by the interior ministry, the capital police in Islamabad reported that Pakistan Army troops were promptly being dispatched to various locations within the capital city.
Terror Cases Registered Against Protestors Who Attacked Police Officials: Sindh Gov Spokesperson
During a recent press conference, Murtaza Wahab, the spokesperson for the Sindh government, addressed the issue of violence against police officials in Karachi. He revealed that cases related to terrorism were being filed against individuals who had attacked law enforcement officers
Wahab emphasized that supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were responsible for vandalizing state property, including setting fire to police vans and destroying an empty Rangers outpost. He stressed that the people of Karachi had decisively rejected the politics of intimidation and fear.