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Imran Khan slips from police detention

The leading Pakistani opposition leader escapes from his home in Lahore, hours after police put him under house arrest.

world Updated: Nov 05, 2007 19:26 IST

Leading Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan escaped from his home in Lahore on Sunday hours after police put him under house arrest following the imposition of emergency rule by President Pervez Musharraf.

"He was detained along with eight supporters at the house. The supporters are at home but he has slipped away," a close relative told Reuters. "Police are still outside the house."

Khan, who captained his cricket-mad country's team to victory in the 1992 World Cup, had urged Pakistanis to take to the streets to protest against General Musharraf's action.

First Published: Nov 04, 2007 20:37 IST