Imran Khan has gone into hiding, says ex-wife Jemima

November 14th, 2007 - 8:37 am ICT by admin  
According to the Daily Mail, Jemima released an email from her former husband saying he gave the police the slip after they ransacked his home in Lahore and roughed up family members.

The drama came amid rising international concern over the crackdown on lawyers and political opponents by President Pervez Musharraf.

In his email, Mr Khan wrote: “They are using sheer force against lawyers, human rights organisations, political activists and all genuine opposition leaders are in jail. The police have ransacked my house and ill-treated my family members.”

He said he escaped after intelligence sources warned him that he was to be taken to prison.

Khan also accused the United States of being complicit in Musharraf’s decision to declare a state of emergency, because he was a key ally in the war on terror.

“They (the US) are backing Musharraf as he could never get his way if they were serious about stopping him.

“Our aim is to continue the struggle and mobilise the youth of the country from underground,” Imran was quoted as saying in his email.

Jemima Khan condemned Britain and the US for a muted response, and rejected Musharraf’s claim to be defending Pakistan against Islamic extremism.

She said: “Musharraf needs extremists to guarantee his support from the West and to stay in power: his real goal.”

The Khans spoke out as police clashed for a second day with lawyers protesting against the state of emergency. (ANI)

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