Imran Khan Custody: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has been sent to the custody of the country’s top anti-corruption body for eight days. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had sought 10 days’ custody from a court in the capital Islamabad for questioning in corruption cases, but the court granted it for 8 days. Imran Khan told the court that he was tortured in custody. They were not even allowed to use the washroom.
The Islamabad court will next hear the matter on May 17. Khan’s supporters staged massive protests across Pakistan. The protests have caused heavy damage to properties. Imran Khan says that the present government and the army are trying to stop him from returning to power.
Anti-corruption court in Pakistan grants National Accountability Bureau eight-day remand of former prime minister Imran Khan
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More than 120 cases registered against Imran Khan
The additional sessions court has framed charges against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case. Punishment can also be announced soon. Imran Khan is facing 121 cases across the country, including sedition and blasphemy and inciting violence and terrorism. 31 cases have been registered against Khan in Islamabad and 30 are ongoing in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.
There are 12 cases of terrorism registered against Imran in Lahore and 14 in Faisalabad. There are about 22 cases of terrorism registered against Imran Khan across the country.
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