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Imran Khan Ally Arrested for Sedition After Army Comments

  • Pakistan’s political risk remains elevated since Khan’s ouster
  • TV station that broadcast comments now taken off air
People watch a television broadcast of Imran Khan, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

People watch a television broadcast of Imran Khan, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Photographer: Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

An ally of former Pakistan premier Imran Khan was arrested and a TV channel seen to be close to his party has been pulled off air for allegedly broadcasting “seditious” content against the South Asian country’s powerful army. 

Pakistan’s political risks have remained elevated since Khan was ousted in April through a parliament no-confidence vote. The former leader has continued to accuse Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the Pakistani military of conspiring with the US to remove him from power -- an allegation all three have denied.