Thursday, November 8, 2007

Imran Khan makes a run (and a video)

Pakistan police placed leading opposition figure and former national cricket captain Imran Khan under house arrest early on Sunday Nov 4th, 2007. The detention was a part of sweeping arrests made hours after President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule citing militancy and a hostile judiciary.

Imran Khan is a popular political figure in part due to his legendary cricket past. He captained his country's team to victory in the 1992 World Cup. He now heads the Tehreek-e-Insaaf Party and is at the forefront in the effort to return the country to a democracy.

He was detained along with eight supporters at his house. But Imran made a successful escape just hours after his detention. He then released a video recording from an undisclosed location. Vowing to continue his movement to dislodge Musharraf he also called upon the West to support the people of Pakistan rather than one man- a dictator.

1 comment:

MB said...

Just found this one