Pakistani police have arrested former cricket star and opposition politician Imran Khan, after he made his first public appearance since the imposition of emergency rule.
Khan came out of hiding to address a student rally on Wednesday at Punjab University in the eastern city of Lahore. Shortly after arriving on campus, Khan was arrested.
He has been charged under the country's anti-terror act, which includes penalties such as the death sentence or life imprisonment.
Former Prime Minister and top opposition leader Benazir Bhutto remains under house arrest in Lahore. A spokeswoman, Sherry Rehman for her Pakistan People's Party says Ms. Bhutto is now talking to other opposition politicians about forming a united front against the state of emergency and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
Exiled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he is ready to work with Ms. Bhutto. In an interview with VOA (Deewa Radio), Mr. Sharif said it is hard for the opposition to form a united front since most of its leaders are behind bars.