17 June 2024,   08:20
Pakistan police charge ex-PM under terrorism act

Pakistan"s police have charged the country’s former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, under anti-terror laws, writes BBC.

Their investigation comes after he accused the police and judiciary of detaining and torturing a close aide.

Mr Khan.s supporters gathered outside his house vowing to “take over” if he was arrested. However, he has now been granted pre-arrest bail until Thursday.

Since being ousted from power in April, Mr Khan has been a vocal critic of the government and the country’s army.

Police announced the charges after the cricketer-turned-politician accused authorities of torturing his close aide, who is himself being detained under sedition charges. Officials accused Mr Khan of breaching the country’s anti-terrorism act for allegedly making threats against the state officials.