The Washington Post

Former Pakistan leader’s supporters clash with police:


Supporters of Imran Khan clashed with Pakistani police outside his home as security officials tried to arrest the former premier for the second time, prolonging a political crisis that is overshadow­ing the nation’s economic turmoil. Islamabad police spokespers­on Taqi Jawad said a police team reached Khan’s residence in the central city of Lahore late Tuesday afternoon with arrest warrants meant to ensure that Khan, 70, appears in court March 18 to face charges of failing to disclose assets related to the sale of state gifts that he received when he was in power. Police used water cannons and batons to disperse hundreds of Khan supporters who had surrounded his home, television footage showed. Several of them were arrested, and his Tehreek-e-insaf party has called for nationwide protests. The legal tussles over Khan’s appearance in various court cases add to the political turmoil that has gripped the South Asian nation since he was ousted in April 2022.

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