Pakistani police besiege ex-PM Imran Khan’s residence in attempt to arrest him

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has posted a video message on Twitter saying his supporters should fight for their rights – “for real freedom” – if he is arrested.
“Police are here to send me to jail,” he said in the video. “They think if Imran Khan goes to jail, this nation will go to sleep. You have to prove them wrong.”
“[If] something happens to me, if they send me to jail or if I am killed, you have to show you can fight without me as well,” he said.
Clashes have erupted between the Pakistani police and supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of his possible arrest in the eastern city of Lahore.
Police fired tear gas and water cannon as hundreds of members and supporters of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party gathered outside his Zaman Park residence.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister has promised to arrest Khan and take him to court by the end of the day.
Khan is facing dozens of charges including corruption and “terrorism”.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder joins us live from Islamabad for the latest updates.

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