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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Former PM Held 105 Jail Meetings with 403 People in 246 Days

In April, Khan, who was ousted in 2022 by a no-confidence vote, met 54 people in 15 meetings. In May, he was allowed to meet 56 people in 13 meetings.

Former Prime Minister and founding chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) held 105 meetings with at least 403 people during a span of 246 days, from September 28 to May 30, in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.

The former premier was transferred from Attock prison to Adiala jail following an Islamabad High Court (IHC) order in September last year. He has been imprisoned since August 2023.

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According to data submitted by the government to the Supreme Court, on September 28, the cricketer-turned-politician met with six people. In October, he saw 43 people across 12 separate meetings.

The data also revealed that the 71-year-old held 13 meetings with 52 people in November.

In December last year, the 22nd premier of Pakistan held 12 meetings with 48 people. In January of the current year, he saw 17 people in eight meetings.

According to the latest revelations, his meetings in February increased to 74 people in 19 meetings, and in March, he met with 53 people across 11 meetings.

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In April, Khan, who was ousted in 2022 by a no-confidence vote, met 54 people in 15 meetings. In May, he was allowed to meet 56 people in 13 meetings.

The federal government submitted documentary evidence detailing the people who met with Khan and the facilities provided to him, countering his claims of solitary confinement.

“…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,” the government stated.