Security forces arrested former prime minister and PTI party chief Imran Khan outside a court in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. He came to the court to appear on this day. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party leader Fawad Chowdhury announced the news of his arrest in a tweet on Tuesday..
According to Dawn media report, PTI chief Imran Khan appeared in Islamabad High Court on Tuesday afternoon for the hearing. The PTI chairman was arrested from the court premises by Rangers members in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
IPG Islamabad confirmed the arrest. Akbar Nasir Khan said that Imran Khan has been arrested in the Al Qadir Trust corruption case.
The police chief warned and said that the situation in Islamabad is normal. However, Section 144 has been issued in the city. Action will be taken against those who break the rules.
A convoy of paramilitary and armored personnel entered the gates of the IHC shortly after Imran entered the gates, a Reuters source said. In no time the entrance gate was blocked. At this time, tension spread in the court premises.
Party member Shafqat Mahmud alleged that the PTI chief was arrested for political harassment.
His spokesperson Rof Hussain commented that Imran Khan was arrested in violation of the law.