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Police raid Imran Khan’s house as ex-Pakistan PM heads to court

Pakistan police have raided the home of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who is on his way to the capital, Islamabad, for a court appearance.

After being summoned by the court for a state gift case in which he is set to be indicted on Saturday, Khan was the subject of a raid at his residence by police in the capital of the Punjab province soon after his departure from Lahore.

The chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party condemned the raid, stating that it was carried out while his wife was alone at home.

Khan’s appearance in an Islamabad court was secured after police launched a two-day operation at his residence to arrest him due to non-appearance earlier this week. Police broke the gate of his residence in Lahore on Saturday after facing resistance by PTI supporters.

The arrest warrant for Khan, issued by a lower court in Islamabad, was related to his non-appearance in court to answer a case brought by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The watchdog had accused him of not declaring gifts received during his time as prime minister from 2018 to 2022 or the profits made from selling them.

Khan denies the charges, calling them politically motivated.

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