Facilities enjoyed by Imran Khan in Adiala Jail revealed


Imran Khan solitary confinement

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday refuted allegations that it is obstructing access to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan by his lawyers and family .

Imran Khan, who has been incarcerated at Adiala jail, told the Supreme Court during a hearing of the NAB law amendments case that he was being kept in solitary confinement.

In a response submitted to the Supreme Court on Thursday, the government included photographs of Khan meeting with his legal team in prison.

To support its stance, the government also provided a list of individuals who have met with Khan, countering claims that he is being held in solitary confinement.

The government suggested that, if necessary, a commission could be appointed to verify these claims. Officials also stated that Khan has been afforded all necessary facilities in jail, including books, an air cooler, and a television.

They (jail authorities) do not let me meet my legal team. I am being kept in solitary confinement here. I neither have any material nor a library to prepare for the case,” Khan had informed Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa during the hearing.

The pictures shared with the court showed that the PTI founder was provided with several facilities that a common prisoner cannot imagine since he’s a former prime minister.

Khan has an exercise bike and stretching belt for physical fitness, books, a separate kitchen, a special menu, an exclusive gallery for a walk, LED, a room cooler, and a study table.

In the detailed document submitted to the court, the government not only provided photos of all the facilities, but also names of all the people who have visited him so far.

“…if this Court may deem appropriate and necessary, it may appoint a judicial officer in the form of a commission to verify the facts as submitted before this Court,” it said.

“It is, therefore, respectfully prayed that the instant application be allowed and the additional documents be placed before this Court for the record,” the government added.

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