Imran Khan was shifted to Attock jail in Pakistan’s Punjab province amid tight safety on Saturday after a trial court docket discovered the previous prime minister responsible of corrupt practices in a corruption case and sentenced him to a few years in jail.
Khan, 70, was arrested from his Zaman Park house in Lahore on Saturday shortly after the Islamabad trial court docket convicted him within the Toshakhana corruption case.
The case alleges that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief intentionally hid particulars of the items he retained from the Toshakhana, a repository the place presents handed to authorities officers from overseas officers are saved, throughout his time because the prime minister and proceeds from their reported gross sales.
“Khan has been shifted to Attock Jail within the metropolis of Attock,” PTI spokesperson Zulifi Bokhari stated.
Police stated that Khan was taken to jail amid tight safety. Safety has been on excessive alert on the route resulting in jail, they stated. It’s the similar jail the place former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was saved after his arrest following the toppling of his authorities by former president Pervez Musharraf.
Attock is situated on the financial institution of the River Indus, with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province mendacity on the alternative financial institution of the historic river. It is usually the final main city of Punjab province alongside the Grand Trunk Street.
Safety has been beefed up after Khan’s PTI occasion known as for peaceable protests throughout the nation inside the ambit of the regulation and the Structure. It additionally appealed to the Supreme Courtroom to listen to its assessment petition filed earlier within the day in opposition to the maintainability of the Toshakhana case.
That is for the second time in three months that Khan has been arrested. Earlier, he was arrested on Could 9 in Islamabad from the excessive court docket’s premises within the Al-Qadir Belief corruption case, sparking violent protests by his supporters.
His occasion staff vandalised over 20 army installations and authorities buildings, together with the Lahore Corps Commander Home, Mianwali airbase and the ISI constructing in Faisalabad. The Military headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi was additionally attacked by the mob for the primary time.
Following the protests, police arrested over 10,000 PTI supporters inducing ladies underneath terrorism costs. A few of them are being tried underneath the powerful Military Act.
Khan is going through greater than 140 circumstances throughout the nation and faces costs like terrorism, violence, blasphemy, corruption and homicide.