Extra police deployed as Imran Khan appears in court
The former Pakistani prime minister appeared in a court in Islamabad on Tuesday to seek protection from arrest in terrorism charges.
Pakistani authorities on Tuesday deployed additional police and paramilitary troops to a court in the capital, Islamabad, where the country’s former prime minister, Imran Khan, appeared to be securing protection from arrest in several terrorism cases that have been recorded against him this month, officials said.
Khan, along with his wife, will also appear before the National Accountability Office in the garrison town of Rawalpindi to answer questions in a corruption case.
Both are accused of taking property to build a university in exchange for benefits from a real estate magnate in the country.
Khan denies the charge, saying he and his wife Bushra Bibi were not involved in any wrongdoing.
The latest development comes less than two weeks after Khan was arrested and dragged by anti-corruption authorities to a court in Islamabad in the corruption case.
It sparked clashes between police and supporters of his Pakistani party Tehreek-e-Insaf, killing at least 10 people, and the violence only stopped when the Supreme Court freed him.
Since then, Khan has since compounded his anti-government campaign.
Khan, a 70-year-old former cricketer star turned Islamist politician, enjoys wide support around Pakistan.
Khan was removed as prime minister in April last year in a vote of no confidence in parliament.