South Asia

New arrest warrant issued against Pakistan’s former PM Imran Khan

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan. File photo.

Pakistan’s election commission has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Imran Khan, as reported by Geo News on Monday. This adds to a series of legal challenges confronting the cricketer-turned-politician.

In May, Khan was arrested by Pakistani authorities in connection with a corruption case, which sparked deadly unrest across the country. However, he was released on bail within a few days.

The Election Commission’s order did not immediately specify the charge to which it relates, nor did it indicate whether police would take action on the warrant. Geo News did not disclose the source of the information.

Following his ouster, Khan has faced multiple charges in various institutions and courts, including allegations of graft, murder, and sedition.

Recently, Pakistan’s interior minister revealed that the government intends to initiate criminal proceedings against Khan, accusing him of exposing official secrets related to diplomatic correspondence between Washington and Islamabad.