PTI Chairman Imran Khan has been shifted to Adiala Jail, as per the claims of his lawyer.
Sher Afzal Marwat posted on his X account that the PTI chief has been placed in a room with attached bath and other facilities, as admissible under the prison rules for a former prime minister.
Chairman PTI Imran Khan has been shifted to Adiala Jail. He has been placed in a room with attached bath and other facilities as admissible under the prison rules for an ex-Prime Minister.— Sher Afzal Khan Marwat (@sherafzalmarwat) September 25, 2023
Earlier in the day, the Islamabad High Court had directed to shift PTI Chairman Imran Khan from Attock to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.
IHC Chief Justice Aamir Farooq remarked that it is clear the former prime minister deserves a better class in jail. His rights should not be violated.
The high court was hearing the case of shifting Imran Khan from Attock Jail to Adiala Jail.
The chief justice commented that according to the law, an under-trial prisoner of Islamabad should be held in Adiala Jail. He asked why an under-trial prisoner was kept in Attock Jail and not Adiala.
The chief justice added that Imran Khan was kept in Attock Jail in the Toshakhana criminal case in which his sentence has been suspended.
The court sought a response from the additional attorney general in this regard.
Additional Attorney General Munawar Iqbal told the court that when the PTI chief was arrested in the cipher case the order stated Attock Jail.
He added that Imran Khan should be provided with everything that he has a right to as per jail rules. His rights should not be violated, the CJ remarked.
Imran Khan’s lawyer Sher Afzal Marwat demanded that the former prime minister is a sportsman and should be provided with an exercise machine.
'Can't send Imran Khan to Islamabad'
Earlier, the Attock Jail superintendent refused to send PTI Chairman Imran Khan to Islamabad owing to security concerns, as per sources.
A convoy of 20 Islamabad police vehicles stationed outside Attock Jail to transport Imran Khan to the civial court also returned, as well as the armoured personnel carrier and police contingent.
The court had ordered Imran Khan to appear in person in the unIslamic nikah case with Bushra Bibi.
The Attock Jail superintendent wrote a letter to civil judge Qudratullah, excusing from allowing to transport Imran Khan to Islamabad owing to security reasons. The letter added that the PTI chief is imprisoned under the Official Secrets Act.
Bail in cipher case
The IHC also conducted a hearing on the bail plea of Imran Khan in the cipher case. Advocate Shah Khawar remarked that the trial is being conducted under the Official Secrets Act.
Chief Justice Aamir Farooq reserved his verdict on hearing the application in-camera.