Hours-Long ‘Crucial’ Meeting Held Between Imran Khan, President Alvi

Hours-Long ‘Crucial’ Meeting Held Between Imran Khan, President Alvi
President Dr Arif Alvi paid a visit to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan late Thursday night at the rest home in the Police Lines, where he is residing till his hearing before the Islamabad High Court today (Friday), The News reported.

Sources claim that the president informed the PTI chief about the situation of the country and his conversations with military officials regarding his arrest and the circumstances surrounding it.

According to the sources, Khan later spoke with Khalid Khurshid, the chief minister of Gilgit Baltistan. He also participated in the conversations, which continued for more than two hours and well past midnight.

It is important to note that President Arif Alvi had written a letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and deplored the manner in which Imran Khan was arrested inside the IHC premises.

Two days after Imran Khan was detained in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case, which sparked massive fatal demonstrations, the president wrote in a stern letter, "I would like to draw your attention to the way Imran Khan was arrested."

"When I watched the footage of this tragedy, I was as startled as the people of Pakistan. The video exposes the abuse of a previous prime minister. Imran Khan is a well-liked politician and the leader of a sizable political party," he wrote.

In response to a question from a foreign media representative during his appearance before the Supreme Court, Imran Khan reiterated that his allegations against a serving military officer are not just accusations but a reality.

Khan stated that since the opponents don't believe in the Constitution, negotiations with them are out of the question.

He learned that Asad Umar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Fawad Chaudhary had all been detained after the hearing. Khan was incensed by this and questioned why he hadn't been notified beforehand so he could bring up all of these things in court.

Khan declined to comment on the attack on the corps commander's Lahore home, stating that he had no information about the incident and so couldn't make any remarks about it.