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First look at Imran Khan’s jail cell in Adiala

The evidence included images of an exercise bike, stretching belt, books, a separate kitchen with a special menu, an exclusive gallery for walks, an LED TV, a room cooler, and a study table.

The federal government has submitted documentary evidence to counter claims made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan regarding his treatment in Adiala jail. The former prime minister had alleged that he was being kept in solitary confinement and denied access to his legal team.

During a hearing on amendments to the NAB law on May 30, Khan, speaking via video link, told Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa that he had no materials or a library to prepare his case and that he was isolated from his legal team.

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In response, the government provided the court with photographs and detailed documentation showing the facilities available to Khan, which surpass those typically provided to ordinary prisoners. The evidence included images of an exercise bike, stretching belt, books, a separate kitchen with a special menu, an exclusive gallery for walks, an LED TV, a room cooler, and a study table.

The government also listed the names of all visitors who have seen Khan since his incarceration. They suggested that if the court finds it necessary, it could appoint a judicial officer to verify the submitted facts.

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The government concluded its submission by requesting that the additional documents be officially recorded by the court.