Police surrounded my house for arresting me, this may be last tweet: Imran Khan
18 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed on Wednesday that police had surrounded his house and that he could be arrested at any time, so this could be his final tweet.
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed on Wednesday that police had surrounded his house and that he could be arrested at any time, so this could be his final tweet.
While addressing the nation in a live video message, Imran Khan tweeted, “Probably my last tweet before my next arrest. Police has surrounded my house.” The Punjab police have reached outside PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence to arrest him, a Dawn.com correspondent present at the site has confirmed.
He said that Khan’s residence has been cordoned off by the police officials.
In a video message, Khan said, “I am afraid that Pakistan is on the route to destruction. And I fear that if we don’t use our brains now then we may reach to the point where we wouldn’t be able to collect all the pieces of our nation.”
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief also claimed that there has been chaos in Pakistan for nearly a year and that an external force has been used to prevent him from taking office because he is not the right person for the country. Imran Khan should not return, even if it means breaking the law, not running in the election, or even insulting the Supreme Court.
He displayed the survey results, which show that PTI is the most popular. Khan went on to say that all political parties are afraid that if he returns, they will lose the election.
“If the election happened then Imran will win and they don’t care whether it is good for the people or not what they care about is that the corruption cases that have been closed during their governance would be out,” Khan said.
“I have defended my army across the world … I was a known face. Name another Pakistani who defended the army the way I did on international media,” Khan said.
“And I did it because I am a free man. I never accepted slavery,” he added.
He also claimed that the Pakistan Democratic Movement is deliberately trying to create a conflict between the PTI and the army.
“The cases that are being filed under military laws — it never happened before that without any investigation or independent inquiry … it was suddenly decided that PTI is a terrorist organisation,” Khan said.
In the video message, the PTI chief further stated that their party will be approaching the court, seeking the formation of a judicial commission to probe into riots following Imran’s arrest.
“The Punjab IG should be called on what happened at Jinnah House [in Lahore]. If an inquiry is properly conducted into this, it would be revealed who was behind this conspiracy to ban a political party,” Khan added.