Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Farooq Abdullah, recently expressed his concern over the deteriorating situation in Pakistan. This happened following the violent protests across several cities in Pakistan after the dramatic arrest of former prime minister, Imran Khan, outside the Islamabad High Court. Farooq Abdullah stated that the instability in Pakistan is dangerous for India, and extended good wishes to the neighboring nation, hoping for positive developments and peaceful life for its people. Abdullah spoke to ANI, where he said that India needs a stable Pakistan, which is essential for peace in the sub-continent.
Pakistan’s deteriorating situation
Imran Khan travelled from Lahore to the federal capital Islamabad, where he was undergoing a biometric process at the Islamabad High Court. Paramilitary Rangers broke open the glass window and arrested him after beating lawyers and Khan’s security staff. The arrest of the 70-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman comes a day after the powerful army accused him of levelling baseless allegations against a senior officer of the spy agency ISI.
As news of Imran Khan’s arrest spread, protests broke out in various places in Pakistan. The enraged protestors stormed the house of the army corps commander in Lahore and set fire to it. They also barged into the Army headquarters in Rawalpindi. The government suspended mobile internet across the country, and a Red alert was sounded in the capital after the implementation of Section 144. Rangers and armed forces were deployed at important buildings and areas.
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