Imran Khan : New order from Pakistan’s Supreme Court

May 11, 2023 at 4:18 PM

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that former Prime Minister Imran Khan be presented before the court in an hour, broadcaster Dunya TV reported.

Khan’s arrest by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday has triggered violent protests across the country, prompting the government to call out the army to help restore order.

At least eight people have died nationwide in the protests and 1,400 have been arrested, police say.

The army has been called in to quell violence and has warned protesters against more attacks on state property.

Mr Khan’s arrest has dramatically escalated tensions between him and the military at a time of economic crisis.