Pakistan charges ex-PM Imran Khan under terror act
August 22, 2022 - Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has been charged under anti-terrorism laws, after he accused the police and judiciary of detaining and torturing his close aide.
Dozens of supporters gathered outside Khan’s home from early on Monday chanting slogans against the government and the police. Islamabad police declined to confirm that they intended to arrest Khan but Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said he could be arrested, according to Reuters.
Khan was prime minister from 2018 until April this year when he was forced to step down after losing a confidence vote in parliament.
Since then, he has been campaigning for a new election but Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has rejected that demand, Reuters said.