Pakistan police stormed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s house in the eastern city of Lahore on March 18. According to officials, they detained 30 people amid tear gas shelling after someone opened fire from the roof of the building.
However, the operation took place when Khan was travelling to Islamabad for a court appearance in a corruption case, an official from his part said.
During the operation, at least ten workers from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf were injured, and over 30 were arrested, news agency PTI reported.
Meanwhile, a video was shared on his party’s official Twitter account showing Khan’s supporters at his home arrested by the police.
In addition, Mr Khan Twitted, Punjab police, have led an assault on my house in Zaman Park, where Bushra Begum is alone. Under what law are they doing this? This is part of the London Plan, where commitments were made to bring absconder Nawaz Sharif to power as quid pro quo for agreeing to one appointment.
The moves come after a protracted standoff during which his followers and the police engaged in violent altercations when they attempted to arrest him for multiple skipping sessions.
In a no-confidence vote in Parliament in April of last year, Mr Khan, now in the Opposition, was ousted. He is accused of hiding assets and selling state gifts while in office.
The 70-year-old leader of the Opposition has also asserted that Shehbaz Sharif, his successor, and the US government conspired to remove him from office. Washington and Mr Sharif’s government have refuted the accusations.