Pakistan’s main opposition leader Imran Khan says the authorities are acting outside the law in their attempt to arrest him.

They should all be difficulty to the regulation of the land,” he informed the bbc. Police have clashed with supporters of mr khan, a former top minister, outdoor his house as they tried to detain him on a courtroom order. He is dealing with allegations he offered kingdom gifts while in workplace. He says the case is politically influenced. There has been a aggravating scenario out of doors his compound inside the metropolis of lahore on tuesday as police tried to pressure their manner in. Officers fired tear gas shells to disperse supporters of mr khan, who threw stones and bricks. 

In a video cope with, the baby-kisser, 70, presented to signal a assure that he’s going to seem in an islamabad courtroom on saturday. He brought that there had been safety issues as militant assaults had previously taken place at the court. Mr khan claimed there has been “no motive” for police to arrest him on tuesday as he had taken shielding bail until saturday. He additionally stated the authorities was decided to place him behind bars after preceding failed attempts.

“i am mentally organized that i’m going to be spending my night in a mobile,” he said on tuesday. “i don’t know what number of nights, but i’m all prepared for that.”

the previous prime minister showed what he said had been tear gasoline canisters, which he stated have been fired into his property. He stated the government were trying to arrest him to stop his party from taking element in drawing close elections. However he delivered: “whether i’m in jail or now not they’ll no longer be capable of stop my celebration prevailing.”

government minister marriyum aurangzeb said the flow had not anything to do with elections and police had been only complying with court orders to arrest him over corruption instances. She claimed that mr khan become the usage of his birthday celebration people, women and children as human shields to stay away from arrest and stoke unrest.

Mr Khan’s supporters are also holding protests in other cities.

He was ousted as prime minister last April but has kept up pressure on his successor Shehbaz Sharif with demonstrations and speeches calling for elections due later this year to be held early.

He blames Mr Sharif for an assassination attempt at a rally in November in which he was wounded in the leg.