Imran Khan: Pakistan arrests hundreds as former PM charged with corruption


Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges a day after his arrest sparked nationwide protests.[BBC]

Nearly 1,000 people have been arrested, police say, since Mr Khan was held in Islamabad on charges which he denies.

There is tight security at the police guesthouse where he is being detained, which is serving as a courtroom.

The arrest dramatically escalated tensions between Mr Khan and the military at a time of economic crisis.

Conviction would permanently disqualify him from standing for office. Elections are due later this year.

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