Pakistan: Clashes as police seek ex-PM Imran Khan’s arrest
18 March 2023 | 12:47 pm
Supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan confronted police outside his home in Lahore. Authorities have tried to arrest Khan, who has been entangled in a string of legal cases.
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