Imran Khan arrested from IHC; court reserves verdict on legality of arrest


In a shocking turn of events, PTI chief Imran Khan, who was present at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for two hearings on Tuesday afternoon, was arrested from the court’s premises in the Al-Qadir Trust case.

Meanwhile, the IHC has reserved its verdict on the legality of Imran’s arrest, which took place around 2:15pm, with Chief Justice Aamer Farooq saying that if the PTI chief was arrested illegally, “he will have to be released”.

Inspector General (IG) Akbar Nasir said that Imran had been arrested in relation to the case which alleges that the PTI chief and his wife obtained billions of rupees from a real estate firm for legalising a laundered amount of Rs50 billion that was identified and returned to the country by the UK during the previous PTI government.