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For what reason Imran Khan's defender angry at the Pakistan Army?

May 12, 2023 04:28 PM

Islamabad, Pakistan || A 34-second video shot on May 9 in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore first shows a group, including a woman, entering a mansion.

They waved sticks, chanted slogans and hoisted flags of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party, led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

"People broke through the gate and entered the corps commander's residence," the man who made the video said, citing military leaders by name.

Then he approached a soldier standing in the corner of a large lawn, saw a crowd entering the compound, and said, "Sir, we told you not to touch Imran Khan." I was.

The mansion was not only the residence of Lahore's high-ranking military generals, but also had historical significance. Named the Jinnah House after its founding father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, parts of the imposing building were later set on fire by protesters.

The video, which has gone viral on Pakistani social media, was filmed shortly after Mr Khan was arrested on corruption charges by the National Accounting Board (NAB) in a courtroom in the capital Islamabad. Khan's supporters took to the streets demanding his immediate release, and his dramatic arrest shocked the public. Dozens of similar videos showed protesters targeting Pakistan's powerful military installations and buildings in several cities.

Video shot at the Rawalpindi garrison, where the Pakistani army is based, shows a woman protesting at the entrance to the fortress complex and trying to shake the gate open while two other women surround her. was reflected.

Another video showed hundreds of people carrying PTI flags and party scarves descending on the same gate, trying to climb it and being beaten with batons. They quickly entered the compound, shouting "God is great" and demanding Khan's release.

The country's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Mr Khan was unlawfully arrested and ordered his immediate release. The 70-year-old opposition leader is scheduled to appear before the Islamabad Supreme Court on Friday, where he is appealing his arrest.

 

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