Islamabad, 10 May 2023 (TDI): Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, was apprehended by the paramilitary rangers force in Islamabad on Tuesday. In response to the detention of Imran Khan’s arrest, several government officials from different countries have expressed their disapproval. These officials have voiced their concerns over the circumstances surrounding Khan’s arrest.

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In a tweet, Bradley James Sherman, who serves as a member of the Democratic Party and represents California’s 32nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, highlighted the significance of upholding democracy and the rule of law.

He stressed the importance of conducting elections on schedule and enabling the victors to govern. Furthermore, he called for Imran Khan to be livestreamed to ensure the public’s awareness of his safety.

In addition, Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the UN, strongly denounced the arrest of Imran Khan, calling for the global community to condemn it. He characterized the arrest as reprehensible and warned that it would have significant and widespread repercussions.

Paul Fisher, a Westminster City Councilor for West End and member of the UK’s Labour Party, attempted to engage with the demonstrators in London who were protesting against the arrest of Imran Khan. Fisher expressed his support for the protesters’ cause and attempted to provide them with a platform to voice their concerns.

In a tweet, Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, criticized the arrest of Imran Khan. Hanke noted that Khan is the most favored leader in Pakistan, having received a positive rating from 61% of the population.

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David Shoebridge, the Greens Senator for New South Wales, expressed his solidarity with the people of Pakistan during this difficult time and called for free and fair elections. He emphasized that the citizens of Pakistan have the right to choose their representatives democratically and the government should ensure their rights are protected.

The arrest of Imran Khan has sparked protests and have raised concerns among government officials and individuals around the world. The incident has further complicated an already challenging situation in Pakistan, with the country grappling with a severe economic crisis.

Khan had been attending court hearings regarding the Al-Qadir Trust’s land purchase and transfer for a University in Punjab province when he was arrested inside the Islamabad High Court premises.

According to reports, Rangers officials presented arrest warrants and took Khan away in a vehicle after the incident on Tuesday afternoon.

Soon after Imran Khan’s arrest, protests have broken out in several parts of Pakistan, with people taking to the streets to express their dissatisfaction and show solidarity with the former Prime Minister. The demonstrators are calling for Khan’s prompt release, claiming that his detention is unfounded.

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