According to Geo News’ report on Monday, Pakistan’s election commission has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Imran Khan. This adds to the series of legal obstacles that the cricketer-turned-politician has been facing. In May, Khan was arrested by Pakistani authorities in connection with a corruption case, leading to widespread unrest in the country. However, he was released on bail shortly after.
The specific charge related to the Election Commission’s order was not immediately clear, and it remains uncertain whether the police will act on the warrant, as Geo News did not disclose its source. Khan has encountered numerous charges from various institutions and courts since his removal from office, including allegations of graft, murder, and sedition.
Recently, Pakistan’s interior minister announced that the government would initiate criminal proceedings against Khan on charges of exposing official secrets, which pertains to diplomatic correspondence between Washington and Islamabad. This adds to the string of cases against the former Prime Minister.