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Imran Khan to seem earlier than courtroom on March 18, says ‘was mentally prepared to be arrested’

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India Today World Desk

Pakistani police and supporters of Imran Khan fought pitched battles exterior the previous prime minister’s dwelling in Lahore on Tuesday, wounding a number of on each side, forward of his anticipated arrest within the Toshakhana case. The PTI chief will now seem earlier than the Lahore courtroom on March 18.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 15, 2023 09:20 IST

A file picture of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Credits: AP)

By India Today World Desk: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who’s prone to be arrested within the Toshakhana case, is now set to seem earlier than the Lahore High Court on March 18.

In a letter to the president of the Lahore High Court bar, Khan on Wednesday assured he would seem earlier than the courtroom on the stated date.

Imran Khan’s letter to the president of Lahore High Court bar (Credits: India Today)

On Tuesday, Imran Khan stated he was mentally ready to get arrested.

“I am mentally prepared because there’s a huge force outside. They have not just the police, they’ve got rangers there too, which is the army. And it seems as if Pakistan’s biggest terrorist is holed up inside,” Imran Khan informed Al Jazeera amid the showdown between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters and the police over his seemingly arrest.

“I think they are determined, the reason why they want to rescue is not that they’re worried about rule of law, but because the biggest criminals are right now sitting in government, 60 per cent of the cabinet is on bail on corruption cases,” Khan was quoted as saying.

“They are petrified of the popularity of my party and so they want to remove me from the electoral contest,” Imran Khan stated, including, “according to all opinion polls, we would sweep this upcoming election and that’s why they want me removed from the scene.”

During the interview, Imran Khan additionally talked a couple of video whereby he requested his supporters to return out and combat for his or her “freedom”, saying that his request was not meant to be taken as a sign to interrupt out into violent protests.

“Fight for their freedom means fighting for their fundamental rights, which means peacefully protesting for what you believe, the constitution and the law of the land. Never in my 26 years of politics have I ever asked my workers ever to be violent,” Khan stated.

Supporters of former Pakistani PM Imran Khan protest forward of Khan’s doable arrest, in Peshawar (Credits: Reuters)

Further, the previous Pakistan prime minister claimed {that a} bid was made on his life because the PTI is able to win the provincial elections within the nation, and, it was for a similar cause that the federal government was making an attempt to place him in jail.

The PTI chief claimed he was dealing with threats to his life and can method the Supreme Court for listening to instances at a protected place or enable his look through video hyperlink.

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Mar 15, 2023