Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to appear in court in the capital Islamabad today in a case related to Toshakhana. The police have attempted to arrest Imran before but failed due to his party’s intervention. However, there are suspicions that the police may try to arrest him from the court premises.
Imran Khan, who lost power after criticizing the army last year, tweeted that the police had barged into his house and lathi-charged him while he was on his way to the court. He questioned the legality of their actions and asked which law allowed them to do so.
In the Toshakhana case, Imran has described the allegations against him as politically motivated. He has said that his rivals want to suppress his voice, but the people of Pakistan will ensure that nothing like this will happen to him.
Only six party leaders are allowed to accompany Imran inside the court premises. No outsiders are permitted to enter, and the police are prepared to stop any crowds of Imran’s supporters from approaching the court.
It remains to be seen what will happen in the court today and whether Imran Khan will be arrested. PTI has previously stated that Imran is their red line, suggesting that any action against him could worsen the situation.