Imran Khan faces anti-graft agency questioning over corruption charges

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan faced questioning by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on corruption charges yesterday, according to his lawyer Faisal Chaudhry. This comes less than a week after Khan refused a summons to appear and dismissed the allegations against him. The ex-cricket star, who has been in a confrontational relationship with the country’s powerful military, was arrested and detained on May 9, prompting widespread protests and concerns about Pakistan’s stability amid its worst economic crisis in decades.

“He has joined the investigation,” Chaudhry said, referring to Khan’s questioning by NAB officials. Bushra Khan, his wife, who also faces graft charges, accompanied him, but had not been questioned as of early Tuesday afternoon. While she has not commented on the charges, Khan has rejected them.

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