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Concerns Raised Over Imran Khan’s Safety in Prison


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Bushra Bibi, the former first lady of Pakistan, has raised concerns about the safety and well-being of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan during his incarceration in Adiala Jail. Bushra Bibi has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to request enhanced security measures for her husband in prison, citing fears that he could be subjected to harm, including the possibility of poisoning. These unexpected developments have raised questions about the conditions and treatment of high-profile detainees in Pakistan.

Bushra Bibi’s petition, filed through her lawyer Latif Khosa, highlights her anxieties regarding her husband’s safety in prison. She specifically voiced concerns about the potential tampering of Imran Khan’s food, emphasizing that any such manipulation could pose a grave risk to his life. She also noted that Imran Khan has not been granted access to the facilities and privileges to which he is entitled.

One striking detail mentioned in the petition is that Imran Khan has been denied home-cooked meals, a request often granted to high-profile detainees. Bushra Bibi contends that her husband is enduring “inhumane treatment in jail,” which she asserts is a violation of Articles 9 and 14 of the Pakistani Constitution.

In her plea to the court, Bushra Bibi implores judicial intervention to ensure the enforcement of court orders regarding the provision of adequate facilities to Imran Khan while in custody. She specifically requests that the responsible medical officer be directed to guarantee the supply of healthy and safe food to her husband.

Imran Khan’s recent transfer from Attock Jail to Adiala Jail, following an order by the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court, has attracted significant attention. This move, coupled with Bushra Bibi’s apprehensions about his safety, has ignited a national conversation about the treatment of high-profile detainees and the conditions they face in Pakistan’s prison system.

As these developments continue to unfold, there is a growing spotlight on the measures taken to ensure the safety, well-being, and rights of individuals held in custody in Pakistan.

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