Imran Khan under house arrest
The Tehreek-e-Insaf party leader was detained ahead of a planned protest against US President George W Bush.india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 14:18 IST
Pakistani police detained Imran Khan, the leader of a small opposition party, at his Islamabad home ahead of a planned protest on Saturday against the US president's visit, his spokesman said.
Khan, a former Pakistan cricket captain, was leaving a friend's home after dinner at around 1 am when he was served with a detention order, said Akbar S Babar, a spokesman for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf or Movement for Justice party.
Khan was driven in a convoy of four police vehicles to his home on the banks of a lake near the Pakistani capital, he said. An official at the local police station said at least 10 police were posted outside Khan's home but he could not confirm his house arrest.
The official declined to be named as he wasn't authorised to speak to media.