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Pakistan top court orders NAB to present Imran Khan in an hour

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The Supreme Court’s order comes after the former prime minister’s legal team challenges his arrest in a corruption case.

(Al Jazeera) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered that Imran Khan be presented before the court in an hour days after the former prime minister was arrested by the country’s anti-corruption agency.

The top court’s order on Thursday came after Khan’s legal team challenged his arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday.

The shock arrest has triggered violent protests across the country, prompting the government to call out the army to help restore order.

Authorities have also arrested at least three senior leaders of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party as of Thursday, including a former foreign minister in his cabinet during his premiership between 2018 and 2022.

A total of nearly 2,500 people have been arrested so far and at least 11 killed and dozens injured after Khan’s supporters clashed with police in several cities.

PTI supporters have attacked military establishments and set other state buildings and assets ablaze.

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