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Pakistan authorities keep Imran Khan in a dark room without basic facilities in jail, Lawyer claim 

Pakistan authorities keep Imran Khan in a dark room without basic facilities in jail, Lawyer claim 

By The South Asia Times 

 

ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s lawyer on Monday claimed that authorities kept Khan in a small dark room without any basic facilities.

 

Speaking to reporters after meeting with Khan in Attock jail, Naeem Haider Panjutha said he today for the first time meet Khan after his arrest on Saturday. 

 

“Imran Khan told me that he has been kept in a dark room, there is no basic facilities, even the washroom has no wall and door inside the room,” Panjutha said.

 

However, Khan was in high spirits and told that he will never surrender but will stand for his nation and country.

 

Since Saturday, Khan's legal team complaining that authorities violating the law and not allowing the legal team to meet Khan in prison.

 

Government authorities also shifted Khan to Attock jail in northwestern Pakistan where according to lawyers no A and B class facilities were available for prisoners. 

 

Former dictator Pervaiz Musharraf [late] also imprisoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in attack jail after Sharif dismissed Musharraf from the Chief of Army Staff position in 1999 and later army imposed martial law and arrested Sharif from Islamabad. 

 

“Imran Khan once again told me that he is no confidence in Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and he should not hear his case as he is a biased judge,” Khan's lawyer said.

 

Khan earlier also showed no confidence in Justice Aamir Farooq and Judge Hamayun Dilawar, however, both judges heard his cases and Dilawar even sentenced him. 

 

According to Khan's lawyer, the authorities also not allowed local party leaders to provide meals, cloth, and other essential items.

 

“Jail authorities provided only dal beans and bread to Khan and not allowed us to arrange his proper meals,” he claimed.

 

Khan's lawyers will file a petition in Islamabad High Court on Tuesday to seek suspension of judge Dilwar's controversial verdict against Khan in which he sentenced Khan to three years in prison. 

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