• Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Imran Khan slams police action at his Lahore residence as he leaves for Islamabad: ‘Part of London Plan’

Imran Khan (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday (18) lashed out at his country’s police over an operation the forces carried out at his residence in Zaman Park area of Lahore while he went to Islamabad where he was indicted in a corruption case. He said the operation was part of the “London Plan” which he claims is to finish all cases against Nawaz Sharif, another former prime minister of Pakistan.

The 70-year-old leader, who heads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, was scheduled to appear before the court of an additional district and sessions judge to attend proceedings on a complaint filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan for allegedly hiding details of gifts in declarations of assets.

Slamming the police operation and saying his wife was alone at home, Khan said in a tweet, “Meanwhile Punjab police have led an assault on my house in Zaman Park where Bushra Begum is alone.”

“Under what law are they doing this? This is part of London Plan where commitments were made to bring absconder Nawaz Sharif to power as quid pro quo for agreeing to one appointment.”


PTI posted a video which showed police personnel attacking its supporters inside what it claimed was Khan’s residence. India Weekly could not independently verify the video.

Another video was posted by a party activist which showed a shovel smashing through what appeared to be the front gate of Khan’s residence at Zaman Park, following officers were seen entering the premises. Pakistani media reports confirmed that the gates were smashed by the excavator.

They also reported that personnel of Punjab Police removed barricades that were placed in front of Khan’s house and hit out at the PTI supporters with batons after facing resistance. Some activists were reportedly taken into custody.

On Friday (17), the Lahore High Court granted a request made by the Punjab Police to search Khan’s residence at Zaman Park as part of an investigation into attacks on police teams.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s ARY News reported that one of the vehicles in Khan’s convoy overturned while Khan was heading towards the Pakistan capital.

(With ANI inputs)

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