Protests erupt in Pakistan after ex-PM Imran Khan’s arrest

Protests have erupted in Pakistani cities after former Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested as he appeared in a court in the capital, Islamabad, to face corruption allegations. Video of the arrest shared by Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party showed security forces in riot-control gear whisking the 70-year-old away in a van. The PTI urged supporters to take to the streets. Since his removal from power last year, Khan has been slapped with dozens of charges, which he denies and says are politically motivated. “Imran Khan has been arrested in the Qadir Trust case,” the Islamabad police said on its official Twitter account, referring to a corruption case. Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports. Subscribe to our channel: Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Check our website: Check out our Instagram page: #Pakistan #PakistanProtests #ImranKhan #TehreekEInsaf #PTI #Lahore #PakistaniPolice #ImranKhanCourtCases #ImranKhanArrest
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