Pakistan may detain Imran Khan, top leaders of his party

FE ONLINE DESK | Wednesday, 25 May 2022

The government of Pakistan has reportedly decided to detain former prime minister of the country Imran Khan and top leaders of his party from a political programme.

Leaders of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are marching toward Pakistan's capital as part of their long march programme.

According to Pakistani news outlets, the PTI leaders would be arrested on their way to Islamabad from Peshawar.

The authorities during detailed meetings with different agencies have discussed aspects after the detention but finally decided to use all resources to go ahead with the plan, sources said.

“Though it appears an unfeasible task to arrest them during the long march yet the government has no option but to detain them to stop possible carnage,” the sources maintained.

They added according to reports of intelligence agencies, the PTI activists will be well-equipped to counter any resistance from the law enforcement agencies and the government agencies are well aware of the situation that in these circumstances, a clash could not be averted.