After being taken into custody by the Rangers in the Al-Qadir Trust case on May 1, former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been arrested for alleged corrupt practices. The National Accountability Bureau, which had issued his arrest warrants, has confirmed this development and has stated that Khan has been transferred to NAB Rawalpindi for further legal action.
In response to this arrest, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the political party that Khan heads, has released a pre-recorded message from the party leader. In the message, Khan addresses the allegations made against him and expresses his confidence in the legal system of Pakistan.
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The arrest of a prominent political figure like Imran Khan is likely to have significant political ramifications in Pakistan. However, the PTI has yet to make a formal statement on the matter, and it remains to be seen how this event will impact the country’s political landscape.
The video shared on Twitter starts with the former prime minister stating: “I may have been arrested when you [nation] will be watching this video.”
“I have never violated Pakistan’s Constitution and law as people know me for 50 years,” he said, adding that he always did politics by staying in the limits of the Constitution.
Lashing out at the ruling coalition, he said they were not arresting him for breaking any law but pressurising him to “withdraw from his fight for real freedom”.
At the end, Imran Khan appeals to nation to come out of their homes for real freedom.