South Asia

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrested, aide confirms

Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, has been arrested by the military, his aide said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Khan was taken into custody at a court in Islamabad in a corruption case, local broadcaster Geo TV reported.

Reuters quotes a witness as saying that shortly after Khan entered the gate of the Islamabad High Court, contingents of paramilitary forces and armoured personnel carriers entered after him.

The gate was blocked by the armored vehicles while Khan was whisked away shortly after under heavy security, the witness added as quoted by Reuters.