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Imran Khan court hearing prevented by clashes

ISLAMABAD — A court in Pakistan has decided that a hearing into charges former Prime Minister Imran Khan sold state gifts could not take place due to clashes between his supporters and police.

Police said Mr Khan's backers threw stones and red tear gas near the High Court in Islamabad.

The former cricketer-turned-politician has since set o back to his home in Lahore, which police raided in his absence and made arrests.

He denies the charges against him.

The chaotic scenes saw Mr Khan unable to enter the court before the judge agreed that he could mark his attendance and return home.

The ex-PM says the charges against him are politically motivated but says he is attending court "because I believe in the rule of law". The government says the charges against him have nothing to do with politics.


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