LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) – A Pakistani court on Thursday rejected a petition from former prime minister Imran Khan’s lawyers to suspend a warrant for him to appear in court in a graft case linked to his term in office – a development that increases the likelihood of another police attempt to arrest the ousted premier.
Khan has been holed up in his home in the eastern city of Lahore, where clashes erupted earlier this week when police tried to detain him after he failed to show up at an earlier cour hearing in the case.
Khan, who was ousted from office last April, is facing charges in several legal cases, including the graft case, and also terrorism, over verbally threatening a female judge last year. He is now due to appear in court in the capital, Islamabad, today to answer the indictment that he had illegally sold state gifts as prime minister and concealed assets.
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