Arrest warrant issued against Pakistan’s Imran Khan: report

A local magistrate in the Margalla area of Pakistan issued an arrest warrant Saturday against controversial former Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to a report.

The warrant followed an explosive press conference in which Finance Minister Ishaq Dar accused Khan of stealing state secrets and using them for his own political benefit, BOL News reported.

A picture of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan entering a car.
According to a report, a local magistrate in the Margalla area of Pakistan issued an arrest warrant Saturday against former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

A picture of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan surrounded by police and media.
The warrant followed a press conference in which Finance Minister Ishaq Dar accused Khan of stealing state secrets for his own political benefit.

A picture of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan apologized for criticizing a local magistrate.

Khan, who was ousted as prime minister in April but remains head of the opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was hit with terrorism charges in August after he gave a speech in which he threatened to sue police officials and a judge, alleging that they had tortured a close aide.

Party members vowed to resist any attempt to arrest Khan, the report said.

A picture of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Khan was charged with terrorism charges in August after giving a speech, threatening to sue police officials and a judge.

A picture of Pakistan police officers standing guard.
Police officers stand guard in front of a court in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Khan lost a no-confidence vote on April 9 after opponents blamed him for Pakistan’s slumping economy and accused him of corruption.

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