Former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, who has been incarcerated at Attock Jail since August 5, has been granted permission by a special court to communicate with his sons.
Khan, currently in judicial custody until September 13 in a corruption case, has been detained at Attock Prison since his arrest on August 5, following a conviction in the Toshakhana case.
His arrest and imprisonment came swiftly after a trial court found him guilty of graft charges in the federal capital.
On August 29, the Islamabad High Court suspended Imran Khan’s sentence related to the Toshakhana case. While detained at Attock Jail, a special court placed him on judicial remand on August 16, which was later extended for another 14 days.
Imran Khan, represented by his lawyers Umair Niazi and Shiraz Ahmed, submitted a petition before Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain, requesting permission to communicate with his sons, Qasim and Sulaiman, either via telephone or WhatsApp.
“I want to talk to my sons Qasim and Sulaiman on the telephone,” he pleaded, and the court approved his request.
The judge instructed Attock Jail officials to make the necessary arrangements for Khan to speak with his sons over the phone.
It’s worth noting that during Imran Khan’s government in 2018, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was not permitted to communicate with his ailing wife, who was battling cancer in a London hospital.
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz sadly passed away in September 2018 in the UK capital.
This disparity in treatment has been pointed out multiple times by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and Nawaz Sharif himself, criticizing the PTI government for what they perceive as cruelty