Imran Khan, former prime minister of Pakistan, was detained on Tuesday as he entered a courtroom in Islamabad to answer allegations in numerous graft cases. Khan was observed being dragged outside and into an armored vehicle by security personnel before being driven away..
Supporters of the popular opposition leader and former cricket player turned politician around the country condemned the arrest, representing a drastic uptick in the political situation in Pakistan.
According to Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) detained Khan after disregarding his requests to surrender.
He claimed Khan and his wife were accused of receiving land worth up to 7 billion rupees ($24.7 million) from a developer accused of money laundering in Britain while Khan was still prime minister.
Sanaullah stated that even though Khan had returned the money to the developer rather than depositing it in the national coffers after British authorities returned 190 million pounds ($240 million) to Pakistan concerning money laundering.