The last week has been a whirlwind in Pakistan. On May 9, former Prime Minister Imran Khan — one of the most popular leaders in the nation’s history — was arrested. The video of the arrest went viral, showing military forces barging into a courtroom where Khan was sitting. Khan has now been released on bail, but he has called for his supporters to protest across the country. So what exactly happened last week in Pakistan? And what does Imran Khan’s relationship with the military have to do with it?
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- Abid Hussain (@abidhussayn), Al Jazeera journalist in Pakistan
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