Pakistan: Imran Khan barred from holding conferences in Adiala Jail for 2 weeks

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder and the nation’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has been prohibited for two weeks from holding conferences inside Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail, the place is at the moment serving sentence, Geo Information reported on Tuesday.
The Pakistan information outlet cited a notification issued by Punjab’s House Division, which citing a safety alert, restricted all types of visits, conferences, and interviews inside Adiala Jail.
Directions had been issued for the set up of barbed wires across the premises whereas mandating a swift safety audit involving officers from the particular department of the police, the Intelligence Bureau, and jail employees.
In line with Geo Information, stringent measures embody obligatory physique searches for all people coming into the jail premises, together with a complete clearance operation inside and across the facility. Moreover, safety clearance for presidency contractors working throughout the jail is now obligatory.
Expressing issues over the ban on Imran Khan’s conferences at Adiala jail, PTI Chairman Gohar Ali Khan voiced apprehensions relating to the previous prime minister’s security.
Addressing a press convention exterior the jail, Gohar mentioned that they had been barred from assembly the incarcerated PTI founder. He mentioned that the authorities didn’t inform anyone concerning the two-week ban on Khan’s assembly, as per Geo Information.
The authorities gave “terrorism” as a cause for the transfer, he added.
Gohar demanded fast conferences and consultations with the incarcerated PTI founder. He additionally sought particulars about Khan’s well being.
The event unfolds towards the backdrop of Imran Khan’s incarceration, which started in September 2023 when he was transferred from Attock jail. Khan is at the moment serving an accumulative sentence of 31 years throughout numerous instances, together with a 10-year sentence for the cypher case and a subsequent 14-year time period within the Toshakhana reference case.
Furthermore, Khan and his spouse, Bushra Bibi, face an extra seven-year sentence within the “un-Islamic nikah” case. The authorized proceedings have prolonged to the £190 million case, with indictments issued in the course of the Adiala jail trial.
PTI and associates have persistently advocated for Khan’s launch from what they time period as “fabricated” instances, citing issues for his security throughout the jail setting.
Final week, the Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) claimed to have arrested three terrorists and recovered a map of Adiala Jail, a hand grenade and Improvised Explosive Gadgets (IEDs) from their possession.
Rawalpindi Metropolis Police Officer (CPO) Khalid Hamdsaid police recovered computerized weapons and ammunition from the terrorists who hailed from Afghanistan.
Earlier than that, in November, police had discovered a suspicious bag laden with an explosive system close to Adiala Street in Gorakhpur, Rawalpindi, only one kilometre away from the ability.

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