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The UN Secretary General has asked to end violence that erupted in different parts of Pakistan post former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s arrest.

A statement was issued by the spokesperson on behalf of the UN Chief Antonio Guterres. The statement read that Guterres took notice of the current ongoing situation in the country and emphasized that “all parties to refrain from violence.” He “calls for all parties to refrain from violence. He stresses the need to respect the right to peaceful assembly.” He also asked the authorities “to respect due process and the rule of law in proceedings brought against former Prime Minister Khan.”

Former Prime Minister Imran khan served the office for four years starting from 2018. He was arrested on Tuesday from the premises of Islamabad High Court. So far, hundreds of people have been arrested and eight have lost their lives due to the ongoing protests.

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