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Imran Khan able to spend remainder of his life behind bars, says lawyer

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The lawyer of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was arrested in Lahore on Saturday, mentioned the 70-year-old jailed chief was “ready to spend his whole life in jail”. The legal professional for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief additional alleged that Khan was lodged in a small bug-infested cell in Attock jail the place he’s lodged after the court docket ruling on Saturday got here as a blow to Khan.

“The PTI chairman says he is ready to spend his whole life in jail,” the lawyer was quoted as saying by Geo News.

In contemporary allegations, Imran Khan’s lawyer mentioned that the PTI supremo has alleged that police didn’t present him an arrest warrant and tried to interrupt the door of his spouse’s room after they have been at his residence in Lahore.

Imran Khan was arrested from his residence shortly after the Islamabad trial court docket discovered him responsible of “corrupt practices” within the Toshakhana corruption case and sentenced him to 3 years in jail.


Khan’s legal professional, Naeem Haider Panjotha, mentioned that his consumer was supplied C-class amenities within the jail in Punjab province.

Panjotha mentioned the jail cell the place the cricketer-turned-politician was infested with flies and bugs. He is in a small room “which has an open washroom”, Panjotha mentioned after assembly Khan in jail on Monday. He instructed reporters that Khan complained that he has been stored in a darkish room with an open rest room, frequented by flies and ants.

“I’ve been stored in a darkish room with no tv or newspaper accessible. Nobody is allowed to satisfy me as if I’m a terrorist,” Panjotha quoted Khan as saying.

The lawyer said Khan’s alleged jail situations after having met him in jail for one hour and 45 minutes within the presence of a jail official to get his signature for launching appeals towards his conviction.


Imran Khan was shifted to Attock jail within the metropolis of Attock in Punjab province, regardless of the court docket order directing authorities that he be despatched to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi. The verdict got here as Pakistan is heading for normal elections later this 12 months, with the present National Assembly set to finish its time period on August 12.

The cricketer-turned-politician has been accused of illegally promoting state items for revenue value USD 497,500. Khan has denied wrongdoings, saying he legally purchased the items from Toshakhana, a government-owned treasure home.

This is the second time in three months that Khan has been arrested.

Earlier, he was arrested on May 9 in Islamabad from the excessive court docket’s premises within the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case, sparking violent protests by his supporters. Khan faces greater than 140 instances on quite a few expenses, together with terrorism, blasphemy, corruption and homicide.

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Aug 8, 2023