In 2021, former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was implicated in the Toshakhana case, which involved the alleged illegal use of government vehicles by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President Asif Ali Zardari. Khan was accused of authorizing the use of the vehicles for Sharif and Zardari, which was deemed to be a violation of rules.
However, despite an arrest warrant being issued for Khan, he has thus far managed to elude arrest. Some reports suggest that he may have left the country to avoid prosecution, while others suggest that he is still in Pakistan but is being protected by his supporters.
Khan has denied any wrongdoing in the Toshakhana case and has described the allegations against him as politically motivated. He has also accused the current government of using the case to distract attention from other issues.
The case has generated significant controversy in Pakistan, with some accusing Khan of using his position as Prime Minister to protect himself from prosecution. Others have accused the government of using the case as a political weapon to target Khan and his supporters.
Imran Khan’s allies assemble in massive quantities as the police arrive at his Lahore home with an arrest warrant in the Toshakhana case.
As of my knowledge cutoff date of September 2021, there was no recent news about Imran Khan being held in conjunction with the Toshakhana case,Former.
Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician, former cricketer, and the current Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was born on October 5, 1952, in Lahore, Pakistan. Imran Khan is known for leading the Pakistani cricket team to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup, which remains the country’s only World Cup win to date.
Imran Khan has sought closer ties with China, Pakistan’s largest trading partner, and has welcomed Chinese investments in various sectors of Pakistan’s economy.
Imran Khan has welcomed Chinese investments in various sectors of Pakistan’s economy, including energy, telecommunications, and agriculture. He has also supported the establishment of special economic zones (SEZs) under the CPEC, which offer tax incentives and other benefits to investors.
However, the growing economic partnership between Pakistan and China has also been met with criticism, particularly over concerns of debt sustainability and China’s alleged political influence in Pakistan. Critics have also raised questions over the lack of transparency in CPEC projects and the displacement of local communities due to infrastructure development.
Despite these challenges, Imran Khan’s efforts to strengthen ties with China have been seen as a significant step towards boosting Pakistan’s economy and creating new opportunities for the country’s development.
After retiring from cricket, Imran Khan turned his attention to politics and founded the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 1996. However, it was not until the 2018 general elections that PTI won enough seats to form a government, with Imran Khan becoming the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
As Prime Minister, Imran Khan has made several efforts to address corruption, poverty, and economic instability in Pakistan. He has also advocated for closer ties with China and has been a vocal critic of India’s actions in Kashmir.
Imran Khan’s leadership has not been without controversy, with critics accusing him of authoritarianism and suppressing press freedom. However, he remains a popular figure in Pakistan and has been praised for his efforts to improve the country’s economic and diplomatic standing on the international stage.
Imran Khan, the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, was likely to be held today in conjunction with the Toshakhana case as the Islamabad police arrived in Lahore with the deposed premier’s warrant of arrest. But, despite the issuance of an arrest order against him in the Toshakhana case, the Islamabad police returned on Sunday without detaining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, according to news-press.
Imran Khan supporters gather in large numbers as police reach his Lahore residence with arrest warrant© Provided by Free Press Journal
However, a sizable group of PTI employees had assembled outside Imran Khan’s residence in Lahore before the Islamabad police’s arrival, fearing that he might be arrested.
To prevent Imran Khan’s potential arrest, the PTI had urged all party members to visit his home right away. According to PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry, a national rally will be held if Khan is taken into custody.
According to the SP, the arrest warrants were issued at Zaman Park. When the cops arrived, the PTI chairman was not in the room at Imran’s Zaman Park home where SP City Rana Hussain Tahir went assuming him to be, according to the local sources.
The ousted prime minister was the subject of non-bailable arrest warrants issued by an Islamabad district and sessions court on February 28 due to his continuous absenteeism from court appearances.
As per local media sources, the police were deployed to his Lahore home to take him into custody. Earlier, the Islamabad Police claimed in a string of tweets that the Lahore police were working with them on the operation. The superintendent of police had “gone inside Imran’s room, but he was not there,” it said, adding that the PTI head was “attempting to avoid” the arrest.
Khan will be placed under arrest after all legal requirements have been satisfied, claims The News. The issue is anticipated to get worse following the arrest, according to PTI Leader and former minister Fawad Chaudhary. He framed a statement alerting the opposition leaders on Twitter, saying, “I want to caution this ineffective and anti-Pakistan government not to force Pakistan into more catastrophe and act sensibly, the employees should reach Zaman Park.
A non-bailable arrest warrant for Khan was issued by a district and sessions court in the nation’s capital on February 28, 2023.
An Islamabad session sentencing hearing the Toshakhana case against the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) granted non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran Khan on Tuesday, according to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn.
Only hours before the warrants were issued, according to Dawn, Khan was denied bail in two other instances involving terrorism and illegal money as he stood before the courts at Islamabad’s legal center accompanied by a large number of people.
The 70-year-old former prime minister has delayed three indictment hearings at the Islamabad Sessions Court while he recovers from a gunshot wound incurred in an unsuccessful assassination attempt in Wazirabad last year.
Khan has come under scrutiny for buying presents, including a pricey Graff wristwatch he had received as the premier, at a reduced price from the state good storing space as Toshakhana and then selling them for profit.
An investigation by Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency, the National Accountability Bureau, revealed that Khan kept several official presents given to him by various foreign dignitaries while serving as prime minister, as reported by an ANI report.
The alleged mistake in disclosing the real number of gifts sent to the former prime minister, his wife, and other cabinet members was brought to the NAB’s attention on November 19, 2022.
According to sources with an understanding of the circumstances, there was a disparity between the sale cost and the genuine worth of the presents that the previous prime minister got, said a news report.