Imran Khan: Pakistan police open investigation into former PM

Pakistan’s police have launched an investigation into the country’s former prime minister, Imran Khan.

He is accused of making threats against the police and judiciary following a political speech he gave on Saturday.

Tensions are high in the country, with the former leader’s supporters gathering outside his house vowing to “take over” if he is arrested.

Since being ousted from power in April, Mr Khan has been a vocal critic of the government and the country’s army.

Police opened their investigation into him after the cricketer-turned-politician accused authorities of torturing his close aide, who is himself being detained under sedition charges.

In a public speech on Saturday, Mr Khan condemned Islamabad’s police chief and a female judge for the detention and alleged mistreatment of his party colleague.

“You should also get ready as we will take action against you,” he said in the speech, referring to the pair directly.

Police investigators say Mr Khan may have breached the…

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