An operation to arrest Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has been suspended after a court docket ruling.
Security forces pulled again from Mr Khan‘s dwelling within the jap metropolis of Lahore, pausing what was an ongoing battle together with his supporters.
Those defending Mr Khan had hurled rocks and bricks, whereas police fired tear fuel and water cannon.
Violence between the ex-PM’s supporters and police was additionally reported in cities together with Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Karachi.
It started on Tuesday as police tried to execute an arrest warrant for Mr Khan – which had been issued when he did not attend court docket over claims he offered state items given to him whereas he was chief.
But on Wednesday afternoon, a court docket in Lahore ordered police to postpone efforts to detain him till Thursday, in line with provincial info minister Amir Mir.
Former cricket star Mr Khan left his home in a fuel masks to satisfy supporters and in addition posed at a desk with tear fuel shells, which he mentioned had been fired round his property.
He tweeted: “What crime did I commit that my house has been attacked like this,” including that he had signed a “surety bond” that may assure his look at court docket.
More than 100 police have been harm within the violence, in line with the Punjab provincial authorities, whereas Fawad Chaudhry, a senior chief from Mr Khan’s get together, claimed a whole bunch of his supporters had been injured.
Mr Khan, 70, claimed in one other tweet that the try to arrest him was truly a bid to “to abduct and assassinate” him.
He additionally posted pictures of bullets he mentioned had been utilized by safety forces. Police have denied utilizing reside ammunition.
Seven watches, together with one price 85 million rupees (£249,000), and diamond jewelry have been among the many items Mr Khan obtained throughout his 4 years as PM, in line with a listing shared by info minister Marriyum Aurangzeb final 12 months.
Mr Khan was compelled to step down after a parliamentary vote in April 2022 and has since held rallies throughout Pakistan calling for a snap election.
During one, in November, he was shot and wounded.
Current prime minister Shehbaz Sharif mentioned Mr Khan “considers himself above the law” and has insisted an election will happen as scheduled later this 12 months.