Former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was detained in the nation's capital Islamabad on suspicion of corruption.
While his arrest spurred protests and demonstrations inside the country and around the world, the government shut down mobile network and internet access in major cities.
Officials of various governments and international organisations have issued calls for caution and calm in response to the detention and the ensuing protests.
US: The United States has urged Pakistan to uphold democratic values and the rule of law.
"We are aware of Imran Khan's detention, the former prime minister of Pakistan.'' At her daily news conference, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters, "As we have said before, the United States does not have a position on one political candidate or party versus another.''
"We demand that democratic values and the rule of law be upheld on a global scale. Therefore, I would direct you to the Pakistani government for any additional information on that, she said.
UK: Khan's detention was denounced by Jeremy Corbyn, a senior member of the British Parliament and former head of the Labour Party, on Twitter.
He tweeted, "The arrest of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is a dark day for democracy.''
UN: A top UN official emphasised on Tuesday the importance of ensuring that all political players in Pakistan are treated fairly and that due process is followed.
Hours after Khan was taken into custody, the official made his remarks.
EU: The EU highlighted in a statement that "restraint and cool headedness were needed" in Pakistan during such "difficult and tense times".
"Pakistan's challenges can only be addressed and its pathway can only be determined by Pakistanis themselves, through sincere dialogue and in line with the rule of law," it stated.
Amnesty International: Rights organisation Amnesty International expressed alarm about the "escalation in clashes" and urged the Pakistani government to "show restraint."
The riots between Imran Khan's followers and law officials after the former prime minister was taken into custody, it said in a tweet, "risk several human rights violations."
Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).
In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.
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