The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Core Committee has expressed concerns regarding the well-being of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, fearing the possibility of “slow poisoning.” They have demanded immediate arrangements for providing him with homemade food and water, according to The News report on Monday.
Earlier this month, Khan was imprisoned following a corruption conviction, leading to a five-year ban on his political activities, preventing his participation in an upcoming election.
The PTI core committee has strongly criticized the delay in allowing the former Prime Minister to receive food and water from home, especially given the potential risk of slow poisoning in his food.
The committee also denounced the unjustifiable delay in the hearing of the bail application for the PTI chairman. They expressed deep concern about his confinement in Attock jail, which they view as a violation of rules, and the unnecessary delay in the decision regarding his transfer to Adiala jail.
The committee criticized the recent decisions by certain judges, labeling them as biased and contributing to a decline in justice.
The PTI Core Committee lamented the erosion of the Constitution, fundamental rights, democracy, and justice in the country, accusing certain judges of playing a role in this negative trend.
Imran Khan, 70, has been at the center of political turmoil since his removal as prime minister last year, raising concerns about Pakistan’s stability amidst an economic crisis.
He is serving a three-year prison sentence for charges related to the unlawful sale of state gifts acquired by him and his family during his 2018-2022 tenure. Khan, who denies any wrongdoing, was arrested at his Lahore residence and is currently held in what his legal team and party consider poor living conditions at Attock jail.
Additionally, the Islamabad High Court is considering a plea by Khan requesting a transfer to an A-class prison cell in Adiala jail.
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