An operation to arrest former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has been postponed for another day, defusing violent clashes between police and his supporters.
Pakistan court delays police operation to arrest Khan
A Pakistani high court has ordered police to postpone an operation to arrest Imran Khan for another day, defusing a surge in violence that saw supporters of the former prime minister fighting pitch battles with security forces.
Khan’s aide Fawad Chaudhry said the Lahore high court had extended an order to halt the police operation until Friday.
The state information minister, Amir Mir, confirmed the court order.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, dozens of Khan’s supporters, armed with batons and sling-shots, barricaded his home to prevent security forces from arresting him for failing to show up in court over a case in which he is charged with illegally selling state gifts given to him while he was prime minister.