Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan who was arrested by Rangers outside the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday, had declared earlier that day that he was prepared to go to jail if the Shehbaz Sharif government decided to do so.
I’d rather die than be ruled by these buffoons; are you prepared to join me? Nobody has anything against me. In a video shared on Twitter, Imran Khan remarked, “They want to put me in jail, I am ready for it.”
“My reply to ISPR and attempts by PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement) and their handlers to arrest me for two reasons: one, to prevent me from campaigning because Insha’Allah when elections are announced I will be doing jalsas; two, to prevent me from mobilising the masses for street movement in support of Constitution if PDM government and their handlers refuse to obey the SC and violate Constitution on holding of elections,” he added.
Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, has repeatedly accused a senior military commander serving under him of plotting to kill him.
Imran Khan responded to the ISPR and “attempts by PDM and their handlers” in a video he posted after his incarceration. He reported that he was leaving for Washington, DC, to appear in two different courts there.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had previously called Imran’s charges against the named military commander “extremely unfortunate, deplorable, and unacceptable,” therefore his stinging response came a day after the ISPR’s statement.