Former PM Imran Khan appears before judge amid uproar in Pakistan

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has been presented before a judge at a police station in Islamabad, 24 hours after his arrest by scores of paramilitary officers that led to countrywide uproar.

At least four people were shot dead and 27 were injured after violence broke out between protesters and police in the city of Peshawar, according to a local hospital.

In Pakistan’s most populous state,​ ​Punjab​, nearly 1,000 people were arrested and the army was deployed. At least 25 police vehicles were set on fire in the province, with 130 officers injured in clashes and more than a dozen official buildings looted, the government said, blaming Khan’s supporters.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which arrested Khan for his alleged role in a property corruption case, has sought to keep the former prime minister in custody for two weeks. A late-night ruling by the courts on Tuesday said Khan’s arrest was legal.



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