R commandedFormer Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Hours before his appearance before a court, it issued arrest warrants for him, forming a committee to lead his party in the event of his arrest.
He added from outside his house in Lahore before heading to Islamabad early on Saturday, “I formed a committee that will make decisions once if you are inside the prison.”
He also said that “there are 94 cases against him,” stressing at the same time that “there is no reason to arrest him now, because he was released on bail in all his cases,” according to Reuters.
If convicted in the case, Khan could face disqualification from running in elections scheduled for November.
My life is threatened
In addition, Khan, who was previously subjected to an assassination attempt, explained that his life is more threatened than it was in the past, indicating that he is worried about the reaction to his arrest or any attempt on his life.
He said the army had a role in ousting him from power after strained relations with the former army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who retired in November. He also added that the new commander, General Assem Mounir, was following the same policy.
arrest his supporters
In parallel, Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath correspondent reported that the Pakistani police arrested a number of Khan’s supporters today. He added that a security crackdown was launched on Khan’s headquarters in Lahore.
The lawyer for the former Pakistani prime minister had made it clear that Khan would appear before the court on Saturday, to defuse a heated confrontation between his supporters and the security forces who tried to arrest him for evading the implementation of legal procedures.
On Friday, his lawyers announced the suspension of the arrest warrant issued against him, paving the way for an end to the siege of his home, which witnessed bloody confrontations between his supporters and the police at the weekend.
warrant for his arrest
It is noteworthy that Imran Khan was overthrown in April 2022 following a memorandum of no confidence, and he faces dozens of legal cases as he seeks to return to power.
The arrest warrant was also issued after he failed to appear in court in Islamabad on March 11 to answer accusations that he did not declare all the diplomatic gifts he received during his tenure and made money from them by selling some of them, which he denies.
Police attempts to arrest the 70-year-old former cricket star led to clashes with his supporters who gathered outside his residence in the eastern city of Lahore.