Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, was arrested on Sunday by officers from the Islamabad and Punjab Police after he regularly skipped Toshakhana court appearances. Imran Khan is accused of withholding information from the Toshakhana, where presents presented to government officials by foreign officials are held, concerning the gifts he kept. Imran Khan was not discovered despite the police superintendent inspecting his room, and the police claim that he is purposefully avoiding capture. According to a series of tweets from Islamabad Police, the operation is being carried out with the assistance of Lahore police.
According to the police, those who obstruct the execution of court orders will face legal repercussions. It should be recalled that Imran Khan’s persistent absences from court led Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal in Islamabad to issue non-bailable arrest warrants for him last month. The order, issued February 28, alleged that Imran had repeatedly neglected to appear in court and that he was giving other courts and cases priority over this one, according to a copy of the warrant made available to Dawn.com. He was to be summoned on March 7 pursuant to an arrest warrant that was non-bailable.