Pak Police At Ex PM Imran Khan’s Lahore House To Arrest “Terrorists”: Report

Imran Khan’s arrest on Might 9 on the Islamabad Excessive Court docket triggered unrest in Pakistan.


Punjab Police on Friday arrived at former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence right here to conduct a search operation to search out “terrorists” reportedly hiding there, media experiences mentioned.

The delegation includes Lahore Commissioner Muhammad Ali Randhawa, Lahore Deputy Commissioner Rafia Haider, DIG Operations Sadiq Dogar and SSP Operations Sohaib, in accordance with the Daybreak newspaper.

The group will meet Khan and maintain negotiations with him, the report mentioned.

The transfer comes hours after Punjab Police obtained warrants to conduct an in depth search at Khan’s residence.

Punjab data minister Amir Mir mentioned tons of of policemen will conduct the search operation, the Daybreak newspaper reported.

In response to the assertion, the search will embody a radical examination of each the doorway and exit factors of the residence, with the first goal of discovering “terrorists” hiding on the place, the Daybreak newspaper reported.

On Wednesday, the Punjab authorities claimed that “30 to 40 terrorists have been hiding inside Khan’s residence,” and gave an ultimatum of 24 hours to his social gathering at hand them over.

Nevertheless, no motion was taken after the deadline expired on Thursday.

Mir mentioned regulation enforcers will conduct a search operation at Khan’s residence after his permission and in entrance of cameras to apprehend “terrorists”, Geo TV reported.

“We [the interim government] have determined that as an alternative of a head-on collision, we’ll ship a delegation to Khan sahab beneath the supervision of the Lahore commissioner,” Mir was quoted as saying within the report.

“They are going to ask him [Khan] to permit them to conduct a search operation. A police social gathering — comprising 400 personnel — will accompany the delegation as there’s a reported presence of terrorists,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, Lahore Capital Metropolis Police Officer (CCPO) Bilal Saddique Kamyana claimed to have arrested six extra “terrorists” making an attempt to flee from Khan’s Zaman Park residence.

On Friday, an anti-terrorism courtroom right here accepted pre-arrest bail until June 2 to Khan in three terrorism instances filed towards Pakistan’s former prime minister within the wake of violence that erupted after his arrest on Might 9.

In a video-link tackle from his Zaman Park residence right here on Wednesday, Khan, 70, mentioned Pakistan is heading in direction of an imminent catastrophe and it might face disintegration.

Khan’s arrest on Might 9 by the paramilitary Pakistan Rangers on the Islamabad Excessive Court docket premises triggered unrest in Pakistan.

For the primary time in Pakistan’s historical past, the protesters broke into the military headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and in addition torched a corps commander’s home in Lahore.

Police put the loss of life rely in violent clashes to 10, whereas Khan’s social gathering claims 40 of its staff misplaced their lives within the firing by safety personnel.

On Monday, the highest navy brass vowed to deliver the arsonists, who attacked the civil and navy installations, to justice via trial beneath related legal guidelines of the nation, together with the Pakistan Military Act and Official Secrets and techniques Act.

Regulation enforcement companies have arrested over 7,000 PTI staff throughout Pakistan, 4,000 of them from Punjab.

In the meantime, Lahore police claimed to have arrested 14 “terrorists” who have been attempting to flee from Khan’s Zaman Park residence.

Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, was ousted from energy in April final yr after shedding a no-confidence vote in his management, which he alleged was a part of a US-led conspiracy focusing on him due to his impartial overseas coverage selections on Russia, China and Afghanistan. 

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