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Parvez Elahi faces tough conditions in jail

Parvez Elahi said he was being kept in a small room in the prison for the past 10 days, where his health has deteriorated.

Former Punjab Chief Minister and PTI Central President Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has revealed the details of the tough conditions he faces in jail.

While talking to journalists ahead of his hearing at a local court in Lahore, Parvez Elahi said he was being kept in a small room in the prison for the past 10 days, where his health has deteriorated.

He elaborated that the jail room does not have electricity, and he is also not being provided proper medical attention.

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“I am unwell and for 10 days I have been locked up in a tiny room,” Parvez Elahi told journalists.

“The fan in the room malfunctions,” he added “and I am not being permitted to meet my family.”

Upon a journalist’s question about his possible plans to leave the PTI, Elahi said, “I am not being allowed to meet anyone, how could I hold a press conference?”

The video of Parvez Elahi was also shared on social media and he looked visibly weak.

Parvez Elahi was taken into custody earlier this month by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) with the assistance of the Punjab Police. The Anti-Corruption Establishment, Punjab said in a statement that PTI President Chaudhry Parvez Elahi was “wanted” in multiple cases

The ACE also claimed the PTI leader had submitted his “fake medical certificates” to the court secure bail. A judicial magistrate in Lahore then ordered the former chief minister to be held in prison for 14 days on judicial remand on June 4.

Days later, once his health in prison deteriorated, he was transported to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC). He was brought under strict security arrangements and a large contingent of police was stationed outside the Punjab Institute of Cardiology. Elahi had undergone medical testing at the PIC after complaining of chest trouble. Later, he was returned to prison.

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