‘Probably my last tweet…’: Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan claims police surrounded his house

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday claimed that the police have surrounded his house and he may be arrested again. “Probably my last tweet before my next arrest. Police have surrounded my house,” he said in a tweet.

This comes just hours after Pakistan’s Punjab government gave Imran Khan a 24-hour ultimatum to hand over the ‘terrorists’ who have taken shelter at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore. Punjab’s interim information minister Amir Mir said authorities had “technical and intelligence inputs” through geo-fencing that alleged rioters were taking shelter at Imran Khan’s residence. He said that these people also include those who attacked the Lahore Corps Commander House.

Imran Khan said that the ruling PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement) led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is scared of his popularity “because they know that Imran Khan will win the next election”. Khan said that the present government wants to pit his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf against the Pakistan Army.

The PTI chairman said that he feared that Pakistan was heading towards destruction. “And I fear that if knowledge is not used today, we may reach a point where we cannot even pick up the pieces.”

Later in a tweet, Khan also claimed that a parliamentarian confirmed his suspicion that it was a well-planned conspiracy to set fire to government buildings on the pretext of cracking down on PTI.

Imran Khan on Monday talked about a “London plan” and said the government was planning to put him in jail for 10 years on charges of sedition. He said the government was also planning to send his wife Bushra Begum to jail.

In a tweet on Monday, Imran Khan said that when he was inside the prison, the authorities had played the role of judge, jury and executioner in the pretext of violence. “Now the plan is to use some sedition law to humiliate me by putting Bushra Begum in jail and keep me inside for the next ten years,” he said.

The former prime minister further claimed that after putting him in jail, the authorities would launch a full crackdown on what was left with the PTI leadership and workers. “And finally they will ban Pakistan’s biggest and only federal party. (The way they banned Awami League in East Pakistan).”