On Tuesday, a substantial contingent of Islamabad Police executed court orders, transferring former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan from Attock Jail to Rawalpindi’s notorious Adiala Jail.
The police had left the premises of Attock Jail after successfully escorting Imran Khan to the infamous Adiala facility. This move comes as several former prime ministers have previously served sentences there.
Imran Khan, dressed in black trousers and a T-shirt, will have all his needs, including medical care, met in strict adherence to the jail manual upon his placement in Adiala Jail, sources stated. Moreover, in accordance with the privileges befitting a former prime minister, PTI chief Khan will be accorded a superior class status.
Khan had been incarcerated in Attock Jail, situated approximately 90 kilometers west of the federal capital, on August 5 following his conviction in the Toshakhana case, citing “security concerns.” However, on August 29, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the PTI chairman’s sentence in the case. Yet, freedom remained elusive for the former premier, as the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested him on the same day in connection with alleged illegal possession and use of a diplomatic cypher.
Throughout this ongoing legal saga, lawyers representing Imran Khan petitioned the IHC, seeking Khan’s transfer to Adiala Jail. A single-member bench, presided over by IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, approved the petition.
Authorities at Adiala Jail have reported that Imran Khan’s quarters have been meticulously cleaned and prepared, ensuring that facilities align with court directives. The former premier’s room features an adjoining bathroom, and a designated inmate has been assigned to assist him.