IHC approached for shifting PTI chief from Attock to Adiala Jail with A-class facilities

IHC approached for shifting PTI chief from Attock to Adiala Jail with A-class facilities


The PTI chairman was arrested from Lahore and then moved to Attock jail

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - An application has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for the transfer of the PTI chairman from Attock Jail to Adiala Jail. 

The PTI chief's lawyer, Naeem Haider Panjotha, filed the application praying that his client should be provided A-class in jail and his legal team be allowed to meet him in prison. 

It has also been requested that the PTI chairman be allowed to meet his personal physician, family members and senior party leaders as well.

Two days ago, the PTI chairman was sentenced to three-year imprisonment with a fine of Rs100,000 in the Toshakhana case. He was arrested in Lahore and then moved to the Attock Jail.  

Announcing the short judgement, Humayun Dilawar – the additional sessions judge – also disqualified him for five years from holding any office and said the detailed verdict would be shared later.

The court had also declared that the PTI chairman was involved in corrupt practices under Section 174 of Election Act 2017 and submitted a bogus affidavit with the Election Commission, ordering the Islamabad police chief to arrest the convict immediately while issuing the arrest warrants.

Meanwhile, the convict would face another six-month jail term in case of a failure to pay the fine, says the short order issued by the court in Islamabad.

The judge had passed the order as the PTI chairman did not appear in person before the court.

On Friday last, the Supreme Court had dismissed the PTI chairman’s plea against trial proceedings pertaining to the Toshakhana criminal complaint after he withdrew the petition.

Similarly, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) again authorised the trial court to decide about the maintainability of the Toshakhana case and rejected a petition, seeking transfer of the matter to another court, as it ruled that Additional Sessions Judge Dilawar would continue hearing the case.

This was the third time that the IHC had empowered the trial court to decide on the admissibility as the latter had twice declared it maintainable.