Ali Muhammad Khan to move IHC against Adiala jail administration

Lawmaker says they weren't allowed to meet the PTI founder on previous appearance either

Shabbir Dar
PTI leader Ali Muhammad Khan. — Instagram/@ali_muhammadkhan.pti

  • PTI lawmaker says they are not allowed to meet Imran Khan
  • Ali says he will file contempt petition against jail administration.
  • Politician expresses faith in country's defence, security agencies.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Muhammad Khan has said he will move the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the Adiala jail administration after he was not allowed to meet PTI founder Imran Khan.

"I am going to the high court against the jail administration. We were not allowed to meet the PTI founder on the previous appearance and we are not allowed to meet now," the politician said while expressing displeasure. 

Speaking with journalists outside the prison on Friday — where the PTI founder has been incarcerated — the senior party leader said he will file a contempt of court petition against the jail administration.

The member of National Assembly (MNA) added that even he had been imprisoned in Adiala jail earlier and was treated like a football, indicating that he was tossed here and there in the pretense of security.

Ali insisted that the same was being done in the case of his meeting with Khan. 

The politician said he had faith in the country's defence and security agencies regarding Khan's safety when it comes to the deposed prime minister's appearances in cases at the Supreme Court.

Khan had been ousted from the prime minister's office following a no-confidence motion against him in 2022.

"We believe they can take the PTI founder safely to the Supreme Court," the lawmaker said.

Addressing Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa, the politico appealed that Khan be summoned to the apex court for appearance instead of being asked to attend the hearing via video link.

The request comes a day after Khan, who has been imprisoned since his arrest in August last year from Zaman Park in the Toshakhana reference, appeared before the SC to present his arguments in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law amendments case via video link.

While Khan is serving a sentence in the jail, his first-ever virtual appearance was made possible after the bench approved his plea to present arguments himself.