ISLAMABAD: Confusion is prevailing til this time about the transfer of PTI chairman Imran Khan to Adiala Jail, from Attock Jail.
Imran Khan’s lawyer Naeem Panjutha first confirmed the shifting of Khan to Adiala Jail, but later said that Khan was still in the Attock Jail.
On Monday morning, Islamabad High Court ordered the shifting of Imran Khan to Adiala Jail.
Khan’s lawyer Naeem Haider Panjutha confirmed in his social media post that Imran Khan has been relocated from Attock to Adiala Jail. But it is puzzling, as he communicated with individuals in Attock Jail, and they are still asserting that Khan Sahib is with them.”
Meanwhile, Attock Jail authorities have denied transferring Khan to Adiala Jail. The Attock Jail administration issued a statement stating, “The PTI chairman has not yet been moved to Adiala Jail.”
In response to these conflicting reports, one of Imran Khan’s legal representatives deleted the post, where he had made the initial claims.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court chief justice directed the Attorney General for Pakistan Mansoor Awan to shift Imran Khan to Adiala Jail. The IHC chief justice pointed out that under-trial prisoners from Islamabad are typically held in Adiala Jail.
On Monday, the IHC took up for hearing the cipher case on the petition of former premier Imran Khan. The Ministry of Interior will be responsible for making arrangements to transfer Khan to Adiala Jail.
However, the Attock Jail authorities did not present Imran Khan in the court citing security reasons.
Earlier, Attock Jail officials refused to present PTI chairman Imran Khan in the Islamabad High Court today. Attock Jail officials informed the court that they could not produce Khan in the court because of security concerns.
Earlier, Civil Judge Qudratullah issued orders mandating the former prime minister’s presence in court on Monday in relation to a case concerning his nikkah with Bushra Begum.
Nonetheless, the superintendent of Attock Jail expressed apprehensions that potential security risks could arise during Khan’s journey to Islamabad.
Furthermore, the superintendent mentioned that even hearings for the cipher case, which is registered under the Official Secrets Act, have been conducted within the jail compound due to security concerns, instead of transporting Khan to Islamabad.
Imran Khan was arrested on August 5 after a court found him guilty of engaging in corrupt practices. During his time in jail, he also faced charges in the cipher case.