Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah announced on Tuesday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was arrested in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case for misappropriating Rs60 billion.
During a press conference in Islamabad, Sanaullah revealed that UK agencies had traced £190 million of illicit funds from a property tycoon, which actually belonged to the Pakistani people. He noted that the money was intended to be returned to Pakistan’s national exchequer but was instead adjusted in the Supreme Court’s account.
Sanaullah detailed the alleged corruption involving the Al-Qadir Trust, stating that over 450 kanals of land in Sohawa and 224 kanals in Banigala were registered under the trust’s name. He added that Khan and his spouse are the sole trustees of the property, with an additional 240 kanals in Bannigala registered under Khan’s associate Farah Gogi.
Regarding allegations of torture during Khan’s arrest, Sanaullah denied any mistreatment on Twitter and clarified during the press conference that the violence was caused by PTI chief’s security personnel.
Khan’s lawyer, Barrister Ali Gohar, claimed that Rangers personnel had physically assaulted the PTI chairman during the arrest. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif noted that Khan had previously used the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against others during his tenure as Prime Minister.
Imran Khan was arrested by Rangers personnel from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on NAB’s warrant earlier in the day. His arrest sparked protests across the country, but Islamabad Inspector General of Police Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan confirmed that the situation was under control. The PTI chairman was taken to NAB Rawalpindi following his arrest.