Imran Khan Faces Allegations Over GHQ Attack: Former Pakistan PM Embroiled in Legal Proceedings

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been embroiled in several allegations related to the May 9 attack on the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi by the army. These legal proceedings, encompassing three charges under the Anti-Terrorism Act, were brought against Khan and his Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, whose followers breached the GHQ gates, giving rise to a highly volatile circumstance deemed a “Dark Day” by the armed forces.

As per reliable sources, teams consisting of joint investigators (JITs) are presently conducting thorough examinations of multiple cases. These encompass not only the assaults on military installations but also an act of arson at a metro station. Insider accounts shared with Geo News unveiled that three cases were officially lodged against the 70-year-old Khan on May 9, with the remaining three being filed on May 10 under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

Following Khan’s arrest in a corruption case from the premises of the Islamabad High Court, violent outbreaks spread throughout the country on May 9, causing further trouble for his PTI party. Khan has reportedly faced approximately 150 cases across Pakistan since his removal from office in April of the previous year.

Apart from the assault on GHQ, the followers of PTI also directed their attention towards the Corps’ Commander’s House in Lahore, previously recognized as Jinnah House, a dwelling that once housed the revered founder of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The occurrences took place in close proximity to the apprehension of Khan by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Amidst the ensuing unrest, over 20 civil and military installations fell victim to attacks, tragically claiming the lives of more than 10 individuals. Notably, it should be emphasized that Khan was already under custody at the time when these violent acts transpired.

The cases against Khan were registered by the respective police officials at various police stations, including Civil Lines in Faisalabad, Samanabad, RA Bazar, and New Town in Rawalpindi, City Police Station in Mianwali, and Police Station Cantt in Gujranwala.

Imran Khan has not been linked to any of the 28 cases that were registered in Rawalpindi, it is important that until now . As sources said, the decision to include him in these cases was determined by the statements made by the persons under investigation in consultation with legal professionals.

The RA Bazar and New Town police stations have officially registered cases concerning the GHQ attack and assaults on military installations. The authorities are putting in diligent efforts to ensure that every individual responsible for these actions is held accountable and faces the appropriate legal consequences in court.

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