Former Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan arrested at Islamabad court

Former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan has been arrested by paramilitary officers outside the High Court in Pakistan.

Khan is said to have appeared in court in Islamabad on corruption charges.

Footage online, verified by Sky News, shows Khan being led into an armored vehicle by security forces.

Speaking anonymously to the Associated Press, anti-corruption officials said Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau had put out a warrant for Khan’s arrest last week in a separate case, but he had not obtained bail.

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan
Pakistan’s independent GEO TV broadcast images of the 72-year-old Khan being pulled by security forces towards an armored vehicle which took him away

Anti-corruption officials added Mr Khan will appear before a tribunal later on Tuesday.

The former leader appeared to record a video from an unknown location on Tuesday morning, with the caption saying officials were out for his arrest to prevent him from campaigning.

The 72-year-old was ousted from power last year, and has spent his time campaigning against his successor, claiming his removal was illegal.