Imran jumps his residence in Lahore to avoid arrest, claims Sanaullah

Rana Sanaullah arrest
Ijaz Kakakhel

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday claimed that former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had jumped his residence’s wall and fled to evade arrest.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the interior minister said that yesterday, a team of Islamabad police visited Imran Khan’s residence. “Rumours claimed that he Khan jumped his residence’s wall to evade arrest,” he said.

Rana Sanaullah noted that if the police wanted to arrest the PTI chairman, this wasn’t an appropriate strategy. “The police went there to inform him about the court’s orders,” he said, adding that the police team faced a lot of drama. The minister added that when authorities want to arrest and present him before the court, they will do so without hesitation. “The government has no desire in arresting Imran Khan, but he should ensure his appearance before the courts,” he added.

The minister’s comments came after the Islamabad police a day earlier reached former prime minister Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence to arrest him after his non-bailable arrest warrant was issued by the Islamabad sessions court in the Toshakhana case.