Imran Khan’s ‘life underneath risk’ in jail, says Pakistan ex-PM’s get together | Imran Khan Information

Khan was arrested and despatched to jail for 3 years following his conviction in a corruption case by a courtroom in Islamabad.

Islamabad, Pakistan – Jailed former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s get together says it’s involved about his security and safety in jail, the place “his life is underneath risk”.

Khan, 70, was arrested and despatched to jail for 3 years following his conviction in a corruption case by a courtroom in capital Islamabad on Saturday.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, vice chairman of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) get together, informed Al Jazeera the previous prime minister shouldn’t be being allowed to fulfill his attorneys for the final two days.

He mentioned the get together management is “extraordinarily involved” about Khan’s wellbeing.

“Our precedence is Khan’s security and safety. We’ve got causes to imagine his life is underneath risk and I urge the nation’s increased courts to take discover and we do hope that justice will prevail,” Qureshi, additionally a former overseas minister of Pakistan, informed Al Jazeera.

Qureshi mentioned the jail in Punjab province the place Khan was imprisoned didn’t have ample amenities that have to be granted to him resulting from his stature as an ex-premier.

“Khan has not been given his rights as a prisoner. We face challenges in having access to him. We don’t know what sort of meals is he being given, we don’t understand how is he being handled there,” he mentioned.

“The courtroom order was to switch him to Adiala jail however as an alternative he was taken to Attock jail, and no one has defined to us why that’s so,” he mentioned, referring to the 2 jails in Punjab province.

Attock is located 100km (62 miles) north of the garrison city of Rawalpindi in Punjab. Pakistani authorities haven’t given any clarification for the change in jail thus far.

Intazar Hussain Panjutha, one in all Khan’s attorneys, informed Al Jazeera they have been in search of entry to him to obtain his authorisation to provoke authorized proceedings difficult his imprisonment.

“We’re simply ready to obtain an influence of legal professional from him. However for that, we have to meet him. His rights to fulfill his attorneys have been denied and delayed by the jail authorities thus far,” he informed Al Jazeera.

“We’re informed he’s being saved in solitary confinement in a tiny cell,” the lawyer added.

Khan was awarded the jail sentence for making false declarations to the Election Fee of Pakistan concerning the items he had acquired from overseas governments and officers when he was the prime minister.

The conviction means Khan wouldn’t be capable to contest any election within the nation for the following 5 years, ruling him out of working within the basic elections anticipated in November.

Khan was the prime minister from 2018 and 2022 earlier than he misplaced a confidence vote in parliament and was eliminated.

Since then, the PTI is dealing with a authorities crackdown, which worsened in Might after nationwide protests over Khan’s transient arrest in one other corruption case.

Hundreds of PTI leaders and staff have been arrested for attacking authorities and army installations. A lot of these arrested are set to face trials underneath draconian army legal guidelines.

But, Khan stays the most well-liked chief within the nation for his name for change.

PTI chief Taimur Jhagra mentioned regardless of Khan’s imprisonment, the morale of their get together is excessive and anyone who hoped for the dismantling of the get together ought to be upset.

“Khan has given his supporters hope and a dream, and whether or not or not you or I prefer it, the folks positively prefer it,” he informed Al Jazeera.

Qureshi mentioned his get together’s sole demand is to carry basic elections instantly.

“The one method to transfer ahead is polls which is a democratic and wise method to get the nation out of its present political and financial disaster,” he informed Al Jazeera.


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