Uproar in Pakistan over Imran Khan’s arrest, supporters uproar in America, London, and Canada as well.
Imran Khan Arrest: Since the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan, violence has started in many parts of the country.
Pakistan Anti-Corruption Agency arrested Imran Khan from Islamabad High Court itself.
Imran was appearing in court on charges of corruption in Al-Qadir Trust. After this violence started and there were fierce protests on the streets.
Supporters and PTI workers also attacked the Corps Commander’s house in Lahore.
Protest outside Pakistan Ambassador’s residence in Washington. The effect of Imran Khan’s arrest was also seen in America.
Demonstrations were seen in cities including Washington, New York, and Chicago. The US reacted to the lawlessness in Pakistan and called for respect for democratic principles and the rule of law in Pakistan.
Demonstrations in London as well as in these countries.
Apart from America, Imran Khan’s supporters in London also protested by gathering outside the Pakistan High Commission in London.
Protests in solidarity with Imran Khan were also seen in Dallas, Texas as well as Mississauga, a city in Canada.
According to the news agency, protesters in Canada have planned to hold a major protest outside the Pakistan Embassy today.
Uproar in Pakistan over Imran Khan’s arrest: Demand for the release of Imran Khan.
Meanwhile, protesters in Washington expressed their support for Imran Khan and demanded the release of the PTI leader.
According to the protesters, the arrest of Imran Khan would be detrimental to Pakistan’s democratic process.
Protesters from Maryland and Virginia, among other cities, waved banners and postcards in support of Imran Khan on the evening of May 9 outside the residence of Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington.
Violence in these cities of Pakistan.
Leading news channels in Pakistan reported that PTI workers protested in cities including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, and Mardan.
Protesters clash with police near a nursery in Karachi. They pelted stones at police vehicles and also broke street lights.
Meanwhile, PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that the party would approach the Supreme Court this morning challenging the Islamabad High Court’s upholding of the arrest of party chairman Imran Khan.
Fawad Chaudhary termed the Islamabad High Court’s decision as ‘surprising’.