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Pakistan’s former PM Khan says police has surrounded his house to arrest him

Islamabad, May 17 (EFE).- Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, denounced on Wednesday that the police have surrounded his residence to arrest him.

The development comes even though earlier during the day a court issued an order preventing him from being detained for any case brought against him after May 9.

“Probably my last tweet before my next arrest. Police has surrounded my house,” Khan posted on Twitter before addressing the nation in which he denounced mass arrests of his supporters.

A huge contingent of police were waiting outside his residence in the eastern city of Lahore, in Punjab, according to footage released by the Pakistani media Dawn.

The former prime minister also shared a short video on Twitter, allegedly recorded from inside his home, depicting numerous vans and police officers in riot gear moving around.

Earlier during the day, the provincial government of Punjab accused Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party of sheltering 30-40 terrorists at his Zaman Park residence.

Violent protests erupted in Pakistan after Khan was arrested on corruption charges last week, with thousands of supporters demanding his release.

The government and the powerful military vowed to try the civilians who damaged military installations in military courts.

Human rights groups have criticized the measure, calling it unconstitutional and against the fundamental rights of citizens. EFE


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