A lawyer for Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed fears over the ex-prime minister’s safety, saying he might be slowly poisoned to death in prison.
Naeem Panjutha, who is also Khan’s legal spokesman, said Khan was mentally tortured and his movements restricted.
“Imran Khan could have been poisoned by slow food. He is being mentally tortured and his movement is restricted,” he alleged.
Panjutha said Khan, 70, was shifted to a lower cell at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on Monday evening, where he was transferred from Attock Jail on September 26 following a court order.
“Security personnel are stationed outside the cell,” he said.
He also claimed that new ways were being used in an attempt to break Khan.
Panjutha said he had filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court regarding Khan’s conditions in prison, which would come up for hearing on October 5.
He said Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi also met him today.
Khan was arrested on August 5 following a conviction in the Toshakhana case. He was involved in dozens of cases after he was removed from office in April last year.
On Monday, IHC restored Khan’s bail in nine different cases by setting aside the decisions of various courts to revoke it.
Khan, who served as the country’s prime minister until April last year, is currently dealing with around 180 cases. These cases mainly stem from incidents that occurred after the looting of the Lahore corps commander’s house on May 9.
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