Tensions are high in Pakistan after clashes erupted between police and supporters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The clashes occurred as police attempted to arrest Sharif, who is currently in London receiving medical treatment. Sharif’s supporters claim that the arrest attempt was politically motivated and sparked massive protests in major cities across Pakistan.
Current Prime Minister Imran Khan has been accused of orchestrating the arrest attempt, which he denies. In a statement, Khan said that the arrest was not politically motivated and aimed at removing Sharif from the upcoming elections. However, Sharif’s party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has accused Khan of trying to silence opposition voices ahead of the election.
The situation has continued to escalate, with Khan himself becoming a target of protests. Demonstrators have gathered in large numbers in major cities, including Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad, with many holding signs criticizing Khan and condemning the arrest attempt.
Despite the protests, Khan and his government have remained steadfast in their determination to bring Sharif to justice. In a recent press conference, Khan reaffirmed his government’s commitment to holding all politicians accountable for their actions.
The situation in Pakistan remains tense as both Sharif and Khan continue to butt heads. With the election only a few months away, many are concerned that political tensions will continue to rise, leading to more violence and unrest.