Police in Pakistan have charged the country's former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, under anti-terror laws.
Officials accused Mr Khan of breaching the country's anti-terrorism act for allegedly making threats against the state officials. He has been a vocal critic of the government and the country's army since he was ousted from power in April in a no-confidence vote.
Police announced the charges after the cricketer-turned-politician accused authorities of torturing his close aide, who is himself being detained under sedition charges.
The former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been charged under the country's anti-terror laws let's take a moment to look at the man himself and how he first rose to and then fell from power in Pakistan.
His cricketing career gave him a huge profile with the highlight coming when he led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup after retiring from the game he entered politics forming his own nationalist party in 1996 and being elected to Parliament in 2002 the popularity of his PTI party slowly grew and in 2018, he became prime minister but in April of this year.
He was thrown out of office in a vote of confidence and these films we've had just seen from his home filmed late last night suggests he does remain popular too analysts saying his political success underwritten by Pakistan's influential military and intelligence services but his removal was inevitable once he lost that support.
whatever the reasons it remains the case that no prime minister has ever completed a full five-year parliamentary term in Pakistan lots to talk about with Talat Masood, who is a defense analyst and former Pakistani military General he said, do you believe these charges against Imran Khan are Justified.
"well I think their support exaggerated there is no doubt about it, but it is also true that Imran Khan at the moment is in a very combative mood it is not prepared and is prepared to take on every institution and is not abiding by any of the rules which are supposed to be imposed on every political party in the sense that you have to take permission in order to have a gathering"
You are not supposed to sort of criticize the military in a way that he is doing and he is also criticizing the Judiciary and the bureaucracy. He is in fact taking on the entire establishment and has become extremely controversial although.
He has a huge following and I think there is no party which stands in comparison to him in terms of his popularity 30 and the amount of people that he can gather at a very short notice and so the conditions in Pakistan.
Today as it is you know the economy is in a free fall and at the same time the politics is so Disturbed and our relations with India too are not all that good so considering all these factors uh I think we were expecting that the political leaders both the ones which are in power and those which are in opposition would be conducting themselves in such a way as to dealingnwith these problems more seriously rather than fighting amongst each other.