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Imran Khan may be put under house arrest by Pakistan government

Shyam Sunder
932   //    20 Oct 2016, 16:09 IST
PTI election rally in Karachi : News Photo
Imran Khan is the head of Tehreek-i-Insaf party

Former Pakistan cricket team captain, Imran Khan, might find himself in trouble after sources close to the Pakistan government have told the media that the Nawaz Sharif government was looking at the possibility of placing the former cricketer under house arrest. 

The news came in after several key leaders of the Pakistani party, Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), along with Imran Khan, who had planned to mobilise a huge crowd against the current Pakistani government.

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The former Pakistan cricket captain and his party are protesting Sharif's "lack of accountability" after the Panama Papers leak implicated him. PTI has planned an 'Islamabad lockdown' on November 2, to block the city and stop the government from functioning.

Why is Imran Khan against the Nawaz Sharif government?

Imran is the chairman of the PTI party in Pakistan and believes that the current Pakistani government under Nawaz Sharif has failed its citizens. He has questioned the government on several occasions regarding its failure to make Pakistan a welfare state.

He even went on to say that corruption was the chief reason for the country's unemployment and accused Nawaz for his negligence.

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Imran has also accused the government of rigging the elections on several occasions. He even questioned Sharif for the losses that the Pakistan Steel Mills were facing while Sharif's steel mills were earning in billions in Dubai.

Khan had raised questions over the government's efficiency during the absence of the Prime Minister after he had gone to United Kingdom for  heart surgery.

Islamabad lockdown

Khan’s party has been pressurising Sharif to order a probe into revelations in the Panama Papers leaks that Sharif’s three children had offshore assets worth millions of dollars.

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has announced that it will mobilise thousands of its supporters for the protest on November 2 aimed at removing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations of corruption.

Khan and his party have planned to shut down Islamabad on 2nd November to show the government that the people of Pakistan are united in their fight against corruption.

Imran's appeal to the people of Pakistan

Lately, Imran Khan has been interacting with the people of Pakistan through every possible medium. The former cricketer has been part of public rallies and several online campaigns.

His party even posted a video of him working out at a gym recently, in order to harness attention from the people of Pakistan. The video received tremendous response from all across Pakistan and it served as an opportunity for Imran to inspire people to join him in his campaign.

While the former captain inspired many Pakistanis with his cricketing skills, it remains to be seen if he is equally good with his political skills as well.    

Here is the Youtube video of the 63-year old Imran Khan sweating it out in the gym.

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