Police have sealed off parts of Islamabad and deployed thousands of officers for the court hearing on corruption charges.
Pakistani police entered the Lahore property of former prime minister Imran Khan, his political party officials said, as he headed for a court appearance in the capital Islamabad.
Saturday’s decision followed days of intense clashes and clashes between police and their supporters around the property, where police tried to arrest Khan on Tuesday.
Khan said in a tweet that his wife was at the property. He appeared in court after expressing his fear of being arrested.
In Islamabad, police sealed off parts of the capital and deployed thousands of officers for the court hearing on corruption charges after evading arrest for a week amid violent clashes.
Residents near the city’s court complex were told to stay indoors, political activities and gatherings were banned and cars were checked before entering the capital.
“We have deployed heavy security so that there is no threat to his life,” Islamabad police chief Akbar Nasir said ahead of the hearing.
Meanwhile, Khan said he had formed a committee to lead his party if he was arrested.
‘I have made a committee which obviously will make decisions once – if – I am inside’ the prison, the 70-year-old said in an interview at his home in Lahore before traveling to Islamabad . He said there were 94 cases against him.