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Pakistan: National Accountability Bureau Summons Imran Khan Again In Al-Qadir Trust Probe

Swarajya Staff

May 17, 2023, 01:42 PM | Updated May 19, 2023, 04:31 PM IST

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan.
Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has once again summoned former prime minister Imran Khan in connection with the investigation into Al-Qadir Trust case for which he was previously arrested.

The Islamabad High Court and the Pakistan Supreme Court had provided blanket relief to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and granted bail.

Further, speaking to media, Khan has accused the intelligence agencies for the arson and violence that followed last week after his arrest.

Notably, commenting on the issue, the White House issued a statement on Tuesday (16 May), which said, “We want to see Pakistan be a success. And we want to see the Pakistan government live up to the strongest aspirations of the Pakistani people.”

The statement was relayed by John Kirby, Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House.

Pakistan had been engulfed in widespread violence, arson, and targeted attacks at military establishments over the last week after Khan’s arrest had sparked violent backlash from his party and supporters across the country.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had termed the incidents of 9 May and the violence that followed as the “darkest chapter" in the country’s history.

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