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PTI concerned over Imran’s safety in jail

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The core committee of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has raised grave apprehensions regarding the health and safety of party chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan during his time in prison while accusing the government of hushing up the whole affair that it claimed remains riddled with lack of transparency.

A day after Imran was put behind bars after Islamabad’s court found him guilty in the Toshakhana case, the party has vehemently criticised the government’s imposition of Section 144, which it said infringed upon the public’s fundamental right to protest “against cruelty and injustice peacefully”.

Under the leadership of Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the committee held a crucial meeting on Sunday to address the growing concerns over the life and health threats faced by their party chairman while in confinement. PTI Central Secretary General Omar Ayub and other core committee members attended the meeting.

The meeting held in-depth deliberations on critical issues, including the former prime minister’s arrest by the Punjab Police instead of Islamabad Police despite ADSJ Humayun Dilawar’s orders to the capital police chief to arrest him.

Similarly, the core committee members also raised the alarm over his transfer to Attock Jail instead of Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail. The meeting expressed the conditions of his solitary confinement and the denial of access to lawyers and family members and explored the legal strategy for his prompt release.

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