Imran Khan Niazi, a former Pakistani prime minister, has recently encountered more difficulties. A judge and two senior police officers were threatened by the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf at a public assembly in Islamabad on August 21. He has been charged under a terror statute.
Days prior, Khan criticised the mighty Pakistan Army, which he has referred to as ‘neutrals’, saying ‘history will blame them for what they did to the country’.
The former prime minister has been vehement in his criticism of the Shehbaz Sharif administration, which he has referred to as an imported administration.The former cricket captain is accused of various crimes, including corruption, and was the first prime minister in Pakistani political history to be removed following a vote of confidence.
Imran Khan has been ordered by the Islamabad high court to appear in court on August 31 in connection with allegations that he threatened a judge verbally at a rally. The 69-year-old Khan would be permanently barred from politics if found guilty since, under Pakistani law, a convicted person is not allowed to seek for office. “You should review and think that there are 220 million people in this country…over 60 per cent of the population is youngsters, and they need jobs,” Khan said.
Toshakhana gifts for sale case: Khan is charged with selling gifts he received from foreign leaders, including a pricey watch valued at $1 million. During a state visit, it is customary for heads of state to exchange gifts. These presents are state property until they are sold at auction, in accordance with Toshakhana (gift depository) regulations. According to the petition submitted on behalf of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the politician-turned-cricketer withdrew the majority of the items from the Toshakhana without being reimbursed since he reportedly failed to disclose the gifts he received and hid the details in his statements.
PTI foreign financing case: Imran Khan may be detained by the Federal Investigation Agency after failing to respond to two summons sent on him regarding foreign cash that his party received. Five businesses that have been sponsoring the PTI and were not listed in the reports given to the Pakistani Election Commission were tracked down by the top investigative agencies and are based in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and Belgium. The former ruling party has been asked to present documents in support of its defence, therefore the next hearing will be on September 6.