Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Arrested on Corruption Charges
Islamabad, Pakistan – May 9, 2023 – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested on Tuesday on corruption charges, sparking protests across the country.
Khan, who was ousted from power in a parliamentary vote last year, was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as he appeared in court in Islamabad to face charges of money laundering and misuse of power.
The arrest came after the NAB issued an arrest warrant for Khan on May 1. Khan had denied the charges and said they were politically motivated.
Khan’s arrest has sparked protests across the country, with his supporters taking to the streets to denounce the move. The protests have been largely peaceful, but there have been some reports of clashes between protesters and security forces.
Khan’s arrest is a major setback for the former prime minister, who has been trying to rebuild his political career since being ousted from power. It remains to be seen how the arrest will impact Pakistan’s political landscape.
## What are the charges against Imran Khan?
Khan is facing a number of charges, including:
- Money laundering
- Misuse of power
- Illegal land deals
- Tax evasion
The charges are all related to Khan’s time as prime minister. Khan has denied all of the charges, saying they are politically motivated.
## What is the National Accountability Bureau?
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency. It was established in 1999 to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption.
The NAB has been criticized for its handling of corruption cases, with some critics saying it is used as a political tool by the government in power.
## What are the implications of Imran Khan’s arrest?
Khan’s arrest is a major setback for the former prime minister. It is also a sign of the political turmoil in Pakistan.
Khan’s arrest is likely to further polarize the country and could lead to more protests. It remains to be seen how the arrest will impact Pakistan’s political landscape.