Former Pakistan captain turned politician Imran Khan, who gave the authorities the slip over the weekend during the country's state of emergency, has vowed to oppose President Pervez Musharraf from hiding. Imran escaped from the family home while it was being searched by police.
In a message passed to Reuters by his ex-wife Jemima, Imran said: "The police have ransacked my house and ill treated my family members." He went on to accuse the USA of being complicit in Musharraf's actions.
"Our aim is to continue the struggle and mobilise the youth of the country from underground."
Jemima Khan told the Daily Mail: "The police ransacked his house and roughed up his family. He managed to escape just before they returned with an arrest warrant to cart him off to Kot Lakpat jail. He is now in hiding along with most of his party and thousands of others who fear reprisals for criticising the government."