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IHC issues notices regarding Bushra Bibi’s plea for spouse’s jail security
- Web Desk
- Oct 05, 2023
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued notices to concerned parties in response to Bushra Bibi’s plea for enhanced security measures for her spouse while in jail.
The IHC bench, led by Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, directed the parties involved to provide their responses and scheduled further proceedings.
“I will order what this court can do,” Justice Farooq commented during the hearing.
Latif Khosa, the legal representative, appealed to the court to permit home-cooked meals for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman. He emphasized that the chairman’s current incarceration conditions limit his ability to practice his faith, stating, “He is kept in a jail cell, where he hardly offers his prayers.”
The counsel also drew historical parallels, noting that previous presidents and prime ministers have also been held in Adiala or Attock jails.
The court adjourned the hearing on the petition until the following week.
Bushra Bibi, the wife of the incarcerated PTI chairman, expressed concerns about her husband’s safety while in custody. She submitted a sworn statement to the Supreme Court, revealing that she met with her husband in Attock Jail on August 22 and found him in poor health.
In her statement, she emphasized the PTI chief’s commitment to upholding the constitution and the rule of law. Bushra Bibi further raised alarm over her husband’s deteriorating health, given his age of 70, considering it a grave threat to his life.
On August 18, she also addressed a letter to the Home Secretary of Punjab, requesting “B-Class facilities” for her husband under the provisions of the “Pakistan Prison Rules.” In her letter, she argued that her husband, as a former Prime Minister of Pakistan, should be entitled to these facilities as a matter of right.