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Bug-infested room, open rest room and C-class amenities: Imran Khan’ complains about his jail cell in Pakistan

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After his conviction and detention in a corruption case, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has been held in a small bug-infested cell with an open bathroom on the high-security Attock jail in Punjab province.

According to Khan’s legal professional, Naeem Haider Panjotha, the 70-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman has been given ‘C-class’ therapy on the Punjab province jail. He claimed that the detention cell the place the previous captain of the nation’s world champion cricket group is being detained is crammed with flies and cockroaches.

Panjotha asserted after assembly Khan in jail on Monday that he’s in a small room with an open rest room. “The PTI chairman says he is prepared to spend his entire life in jail,” the lawyer was quoted as saying. Panjotha added that Khan advised him that whereas they have been at his Lahore residence, police didn’t current him with a warrant for arrest and tried to smash the door of his spouse’s room.

The lawyer met Khan for an hour and 45 minutes within the presence of a jail official to acquire his signatures on authorized paper in preparation for submitting appeals towards Khan’s conviction. According to the lawyer, Khan knowledgeable him that he was being held in a darkish room with an open rest room, which was frequented by flies throughout the day and ants at night time.

“I have been kept in a dark room with no television or newspaper available. Nobody is allowed to meet me as if I am a terrorist,” Panjotha quoted Khan as saying. Khan was arrested from his Lahore residence, simply after an Islamabad trial court docket discovered him responsible of “corrupt practices” within the Toshakhana corruption case and sentenced him to 3 years in jail.

Despite a court docket ruling directing authorities to ship him to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, he was transferred to Attock jail in Punjab province. Khan’s political profession has been jeopardised on account of the court docket verdict, studies state. The resolution comes as Pakistan prepares for normal elections later this yr, with the present National Assembly slated to complete its time period on August 12.

The politician-turned-cricketer is accused of illegally promoting state items for a revenue of USD 497,500. Khan has denied any wrongdoing, claiming that he bought the objects legitimately from Toshakhana, a government-owned treasure home. Khan has been detained for the second time in three months.

Previously, on May 9, he was arrested in Islamabad from the excessive court docket’s premises within the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case, frightening violent protests from his followers. Imran Khan can be charged with terrorism, violence, blasphemy, corruption, and homicide in over 140 incidents throughout the nation.