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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Congressman reacts to Imran Khan’s arrest

Congressman Sherman spoke to Voice of America Urdu and requested that Imran Khan be broadcasted live to assure his supporters that he is safe.

US Congressman Brad Sherman recently took to his official Twitter account to comment on the arrest of Imran Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. In his tweet, Congressman Sherman emphasized America’s dedication to democracy and the rule of law, as well as its support for human rights and free speech worldwide.

Congressman Sherman expressed concern over the ongoing arrests of PTI workers who were protesting peacefully against Imran Khan’s arrest. According to him, the arrests of PTI workers suggest that Imran Khan’s arrest may have deeper political motivations than just a corruption case.

To address the issue, Congressman Sherman spoke to Voice of America Urdu and requested that Imran Khan be broadcasted live to assure his supporters that he is safe.

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His concern comes after the former Pakistan Prime Minister was dragged from a court complex in Islamabad by paramilitary troops and taken to an unknown location. This event has caused widespread unrest among PTI supporters, with protests erupting in various cities throughout Pakistan.

Despite the call for peaceful demonstrations, some protests turned violent, with police using tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds. Congressman Sherman’s statement highlights the importance of upholding human rights and democratic values, especially during times of political crisis.

As a representative of the United States, Congressman Sherman’s stance on the matter serves as a reminder of the country’s commitment to promoting and protecting democracy and human rights around the world. A few days ago, he addressed the ongoing issues in Pakistan during a speech in the US house. The arrest of Khan has once again brought light to the violations of human rights in Pakistan.