Pakistan: Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan has been arrested after being sentenced to three years in prison in the Toshakhana case on Saturday. The Islamabad Court has found the PTI Chief guilty in the case. As a result, the PTI leader has also been disqualified from contesting elections for five years. The court has also fined Imran Khan of One Lakh Pakistani Rupees. The Islamabad court announced its verdict amid tight security outside the court.
There are reports that Police arrived at former Pakistan PM Imran Khan's residence in Zaman Parlk and arrested the leader from his residence.
Security outside court
Arrest warrant issued
After announcing the verdict the court issued an arrest warrant against former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan after sentencing him three years in prison. The court also directed IG Islamabad Police to immediately arrest Imran Khan after the Toshakhana verdict.
Former Pakistan PM arrested
As per reports, Police reached Imran Khan's residence to arrest him minutes after the announcement of the verdict and arrested him. Reports are also there that all the roads leading to Zaman Park are being blocked.
Taken to Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan is being taken to Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore under heavy security after he was arrested from his residence in Zaman Park, says media report.
PTI reacts after the conviction
Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has termed the conviction as biased decision by the Additional District and Sessions Court Judge Humayun Dilawar. Party aslo said that the trial was conducted in the most absurd manner and that it will challenge the decision in High Court. The Sessions Court's decision is the worst example of political revenge and engineering. Humayun Dilawar's decision is a desperate attempt to achieve the shameful goals of a level playing field under the London Plan, said PTI.
Imran Khan's tweet on Abrogation of Article 370
Earlier, Imran Khan had tweeted on anniversary of Abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. In his tweet, he said that "I have always strongly and unequivocally condemned Modi govt's illegal action in revoking special Status of IIOJK. Not only did India brazenly violate international law & UN resolutions but it also committed a war crime under Fourth Geneva Convention by altering demography of IIOJK. What is very unfortunate, is how the powerful in the international community continue to adopt a discriminatory approach towards the issue of human rights. This acceptance by the powerful of India's continuing HR violations with impunity is similar to Munich and the appeasement of Hitler. I will continue to raise my voice on all forums in support of the Kashmiris struggle & their right to self determination as guaranteed under UNSC resolutions."