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IHC allows lawyers to meet Imran Khan

The court order has not made a decision to allow A-Class facilities yet
File photo.
File photo.

The Islamabad High Court has allowed Imran Khan’s lawyers to meet him while refraining from making a final decision on provision of A-class jail facilities.

“The jail authorities at Attock Jail shall provide due counsel access to the petitioner for signatures on Wakalatnama and instructions as provided in Jail Manual and other laws,” the order written by Chief Justice Aamer Farooq read.

The order has clarified that three lawyers Barrister Umair Niazi, Sher Afzal Khan Marwat, and Naeem Haider Panjutha will be allowed to meet Khan in jail.

The order adds that the registrar office had raised objections on the instant petition filed by Imran’s lawyers but those objections stand overruled. The office has now been instructed to fix a number for the petition.

The former prime minister is currently in Attock Jail after being sentenced to three years in prison over ‘corrupt practices’ in the Toshakhana case. He was arrested from Lahore minutes after an Islamabad sessions court issued the verdict.

Government sources say Imran has been given B-Class facilities, while his lawyers and party supporters claim he is being kept in squalid conditions in a C-Class cell.

His lawyers had also complained that Imran’s bail petitions could not be filed as they had failed to get wakaltnama signed by Imran.

The lawyers have also filed a petition for Imran to be shifted to Adiala Jail as it is the closest to Islamabad’s courts where the PTI chief is facing multiple cases.