PTI leader and former Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested at the Islamabad Judicial Complex in connection with the Qadir Trust case.
Islamabad High Court’s Chief Justice Aamer Farooq took notice of the arrest, demanding information about its reasons and responsible parties and warning that actions would be taken if necessary.
After his arrest, Imran was reportedly taken to Rawalpindi’s National Accountability Bureau office.
PTI released Imran’s video from 2022 following the arrest on May 09, 2023.
Transcript of the Video:
“My fellow Pakistanis, when these words of mine reach you, I will already be closed inside in a criminal case. After this, you all should realize that fundamental rights, law and democracy have been buried.
“Maybe it is possible that I won’t get a chance to talk to you again. That’s why I want to talk about two-three things.
“Pakistan’s public has known me for 50 years; I’ve been in the eyes of the public for 50 years, I have never gone against Pakistan’s Constitution, and I’ve never broken the law. Since I’ve been in politics, I have always tried that [all] my struggle would be peaceful and within the ambits of the Constitution.
“What is being done today is not because I have broken any law but only for me to step back from the Haqeeqi Azaadi Tehreek.
“It is being done so that I accept this corrupt cabal of crooks that have been imposed on us. They want me to accept them.
“I appeal today to everyone that you all have to come out. Freedom is not given on a plate — you have to work hard and struggle for it.”