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Imran Khan files contempt of court plea against Attock jail official

Says was not allowed to talk to his sons over the phone
PTI Chairman and former Primer Minister Imran Khan while appearing in a court. — AFP/File
PTI Chairman and former Primer Minister Imran Khan while appearing in a court. — AFP/File

The PTI Chief Imran Khan has filed a contempt of court plea against the Attock jail superintendent for failing to make arrangements to talk to his sons over the phone.

Khan’s lawyer Shiraz Ahmed Ranjha filed the plea at the Islamabad High Court on Monday to summon the jail superintendent in person.

In his plea, Ranjha said that the arrangements were not made to allow the former prime minister to talk to his sons despite court orders. The court had directed the jail authorities to make such arraignments which were not fulfilled, he added.

Ranjha pleaded before the court to allow Khan to speak to his sons over telephone and WhatsApp.

Read: Real reason behind court decision to pause Khan’s sentence

On August 31, a special allowed Khan to talk to his sons over the phone and directed the Attock jail superintendent to make arrangements in this regard.

Imran, through his lawyers Umair Niazi and Shiraz Ahmed, had approached the special court to seek permission to talk to his sons.

The PTI chief is being kept at Attock jail after an anti-terrorism court ordered the jail authorities on August 29 to keep the PTI chief in judicial lockup.

“That accused Imran Khan is hereby ordered for judicial remand,” said an official statement from the special court established to hear the cases filed under the Official Secrets Act. The statement was issued by anti-terrorism court in Islamabad judge Abulhasnat Zulqarnain.

The statement was issued moments after the Islamabad High Court suspended his three-year sentence in the Toshakhana criminal case.

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