May 12, 2023 | MainstreamCanadian.ca – Former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, was granted bail today by the Islamabad High Court, days after his dramatic arrest that set off a deadly outpouring of anger and protests across Pakistan. Demonstrations also took place in UK, USA and Canada, where the city of Mississauga saw a huge gathering estimated in thousands.
Today, MP Sameer Zuberi, Chair for Subcommittee of International Human Rights, commented on the violent arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan and the concerns expressed by people with links to Pakistan in regards to these developments. MP Zuberi requested the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly to comment what the government of Canada is doing in regards to these events.
Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly commented, “the recent images of the Imran Khan arrest are deeply troubling, and so we are very deeply preoccupied with the political crisis that is happening right now in Pakistan. And we are monitoring the situation very closely, and I am receiving regular updates.
The Foreign Minister said that Canada will always stand up for human rights, for the rule of law, for democratic values, and free and fair elections. And so, we will continue to engage on this very issue with Pakistan, and with the community here in Canada, she concluded.
In the meantime, Imran Khan reached his home at Zaman Park in Lahore via road trip from Islamabad, and received a heroic welcome from party workers and large crowds that came to see their leader.
Source: Official Twitter Accounts