Thursday, June 8, 2023

Imran Khan’s Arrest: First Picture Emerges as Former Premier Faces Accountability

  • Imran Khan, the Chairman of PTI, was arrested from the Islamabad High Court premises.
  • The first picture of Khan’s detention has emerged, showcasing him in the temporary accountability court.
  • He faces charges related to the Al-Qadir Trust case, involving a substantial loss to the national exchequer and alleged misconduct.

Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was arrested from the premises of Islamabad High Court (IHC), creating a stir in the political landscape. In the wake of this dramatic event, the first picture of the former premier has surfaced.

Obtained by Geo News, The image shows Khan seated on a chair at Islamabad’s Police Lines, where a temporary accountability court has been established to address his case.

The Arrest and Khan’s Remarks

On the preceding day, Rangers personnel apprehended Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case. In his first statement since being taken into custody, the 70-year-old politician revealed that he received the arrest warrant only after being transferred to the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Rawalpindi office. This turn of events unfolded after Khan’s removal from the premiership through a successful no-confidence motion.

The Al-Qadir Trust Case

Imran Khan, accompanied by his wife Bushra Bibi and other PTI leaders, is currently under investigation by the NAB regarding a settlement between the PTI government and a prominent property tycoon. This settlement allegedly led to a staggering loss of 190 million pounds for the national exchequer.

The charges assert that Khan and his co-accused manipulated 190 million pounds, originally provided by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to the government. Additionally, they are accused of obtaining unfair advantages, including acquiring over 458 kanals of land at Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa, to establish Al-Qadir University.

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