Pakistan Police recovered weapons and petrol bombs from Imran Khan's house
The Pakistan Police have recovered weapons and petrol bombs from Imran Khan's house
Hours after leaving for Islamabad to appear before a court hearing a corruption case against him, over 10,000 armed Punjab police officers launched a major operation at former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan's residence in Lahore. They arrested dozens of party members and claimed to have found weapons and petrol bombs.
As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party members attempted to prevent Mr. Khan from being arrested in the Toshakhana case, the police launched a "major operation" at his Zaman Park mansion in Lahore and dismantled all camps and barriers there.
The 70-year-old leader of the PTI has come under scrutiny for amassing presents, including a costly Graff timepiece he had acquired as the premier at a reduced price from the state storehouse known as Toshakhana, and reselling them for profit.
About 10 PTI employees and three cops were hurt during the operation, which resulted in the arrest of 61 PTI party members.
For two days earlier this week, the "arrest operation" at Imran Khan's home between members of his party and law enforcement officers continued.
The Lahore High Court issued an order earlier this week to halt the operation after the PTI staffers were successful in thwarting the effort to apprehend Khan.
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