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PTI chairman seeks ‘A class’ facilities in jail
- Web Desk
- Aug 07, 2023
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman has lodged a petition with the Islamabad High Court (IHC), seeking ‘A class’ prison amenities and essential rights during his period of incarceration.
The PTI leader was apprehended on Saturday in connection with the Toshakhana case in Lahore and subsequently transferred under heightened security measures to Attock Jail.
In the submitted plea, Naeem Haider Panjutha, the legal representative for the PTI Chief, presented a series of demands designed to ensure dignified treatment and unimpeded access to legal resources.
The former PM’s legal team has urged the IHC to grant him the privileges associated with ‘A class’ penitentiary facilities.
The petition underscores several key requests, including the right for familial and legal representatives to visit Khan during his custody.
Furthermore, the document emphasizes that meetings with legal counsel and family members constitute fundamental rights that must be upheld without exception.
Naeem Haider Panjutha, the advocate representing the PTI leader, has also suggested that his client should be transferred to Adiala Jail, where ‘A class’ amenities are reportedly available.
The petition additionally calls for permission to be granted to Dr. Faisal Sultan, Chairman PTI’s personal physician, to ensure a more lenient treatment during Khan’s period of confinement.
Panjutha, highlighting the urgency of the matter, disclosed that the superintendent of the jail had requested Khan’s signature, potentially indicating a delay in addressing the demands outlined in the petition.
Panjutha expressed concerns over any possible delays, stressing that such setbacks could impede the legal proceedings and the pursuit of justice.