IHC urged to order shifting of Imran Khan from Attock to Adiyala Jail
Plea asks court to declare PTI chief’s detention as against law: Seeks family and lawyers’ meetings with ex-PM: Wants A-class facilities for Imran Khan
By News Desk
August 7, 2023 10:59 AM
A petition was filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday seeking transfer of imprisoned PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan from Attock to Adiyala Jail in Rawalpindi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
While urging the court to declare PTI chief’s detention in Attock Jail as “against the law”, the application also sought family and lawyers’ meeting with the former premier.
The plea also urged the court to order A-class facilities to Imran Khan in prison.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan's three-year sentence for graft prompted scattered rallies around the country, but there was no sign of any mass uprising despite his call for supporters to protest.
His lawyers complained Sunday they were being denied access to him for consultations so they can mount urgent legal challenges against his conviction.
They also raised concern for his confinement at Attock Jail, established 100 years ago on the outskirts of historical Attock city, around 60 kilometres west of Islamabad.
"He is a 70-year-old man and a former elected prime minister so legally he should be given a better class (of conditions) inside the jail," said Gohar Khan, a member of his legal team.
At a court hearing Imran Khan did not attend Saturday last, a judge found him guilty of graft in relation to gifts he received while prime minister and sentenced him to three years in jail.
Anyone convicted of a criminal offence is disqualified from contesting elections in Pakistan.
Reporter Rozina Ali