IHC orders medical facilities to PTI Chairman


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the Attock Jail administration on Saturday to provide the PTI Chairman with “appropriate medical facilities” and allow him to meet with friends and family.

“He may also be provided with the prayer mat and English version of the Holy Quran,” the court said.

Separately, the IHC also sought the complete record of the Toshakhana case against the PTI Chairman.

The order was issued by a division bench comprising Justice Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri on the chairman’s petition against his conviction by a trial court in the said case.

The plea said the court order was “liable to be set aside” because it was passed “with the pre-disposed mind”.

The the court issued a written notice to the district election commissioner of Islamabad.

“This appeal is directed against judgment dated 05.08.2023, whereby the appellant was tried in complaint filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan under section 190 of the Election Act 2017, was convicted and awarded three years imprisonment along with fine of Rs100,000.”

See: Chairman PTI arrested from Zaman Park

On August 5, the PTI Chairman was arrested from his residence in Zaman Park, Lahore, after the Islamabad trial court pronounced him guilty in the high-profile Toshakhana case.

The conviction, under section 174 of the Elections Act, entails a three-year sentence to jail and a five-year disqualification from running for public office.

The court had ordered the Adiala Jail superintendent to receive him, but he was instead taken to the Attock Jail.

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