Police and Supporters of Ex-Pakistan PM Khan Clash in Islamabad #shorts | VOA News
Published Date: 3/18/2023
Source: Voice of America
Supporters of ex-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan clashed with police outside an Islamabad court Saturday. Pakistani riot police Saturday clashed with thousands of supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan as his motorcade arrived outside the court building in the capital, Islamabad, to face charges of unlawfully selling state gifts he received when in office. Officials claimed that law enforcement personnel fired massive tear gas shells to disperse the crowd after stones were thrown at them. The violent standoff prevented Khan from entering the court building for several hours and injured dozens of people —prompting the judge to allow Khan to register his appearance from inside his vehicle and adjourn the proceedings until March 30. Khan, the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, denies corruption allegations, calling them politically motivated. His decision to finally make the court appearance followed a high court decision Friday to cancel an arrest warrant a lower court issued earlier this month after he failed to appear on several recent court dates. Thousands of police personnel were deployed in and around the compound housing the court in the Pakistani capital ahead of Khan’s appearance Saturday after he had cited threats to his life. His close aide, Shireen Mazari, denounced the police for attacking PTI supporters. https://www.voanews.com/a/former-pakistani-prime-minister-imran-khan-to-appear-in-court-saturday-/7011005.html » Subscribe to VOA News: https://bit.ly/3KIPysi » Watch more VOA News video: https://www.youtube.com/c/VOANews Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.voanews.com/ » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/voanews » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/voanews/ » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/VOANews