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Ex-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Charged Under Anti-Terrorism Law

HeadlineAug 22, 2022

Police in Pakistan have charged former Prime Minister Imran Khan under Pakistan’s anti-terrorism laws. This comes just a day after Pakistani authorities banned television stations from broadcasting Khan’s speeches live. The charges against Khan stem from a speech he gave on Saturday when he accused police officers of torturing one of his close aides who was jailed on sedition charges. Khan was removed from power in April in what he described as a form of “U.S.-backed regime change.” Khan’s political party remains popular. In July, members of the PTI won 15 of 20 seats up for grabs in an election in Pakistan’s most populous state.

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