IHC seeks replies in PTI chief’s detention case


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has sought replies from federal and Punjab governments regarding the detention of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief in Attock jail.

In a written order issued after hearing a plea of the former prime minister, seeking to be shifted to Adiala jail from Attaock jail, the IHC directed the federal and provincial governments to submit their replies by August 11.

The high court issued an order to provide facilities to the PTI chief in accordance with the law.

The court emphasised that the PTI chairman should receive amenities as per both legal and jail manual requirements.

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The IHC said that the legal counsel representing the PTI chairman stated that his client was not being provided with the necessary facilities.

The court said that the Additional Attorney General and the state counsel have sought time to submit replies in writing regarding this issue.

According to the lawyer representing the applicant, the session court had ordered to keep the PTI chairman in Adiala jail.

The court order said that the petitioner’s counsel pointed out that the PTI chairman was being held in jail without any valid reason.

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