Adiala Jail Superintendent Receives Notices for Failure to Facilitate Imran’s Phone Call with Sons – Pakistan

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The Special Court (Official Secrets Act) has issued notices to the Adiala Jail superintendent for failing to arrange a phone call between PTI Chairman Imran Khan and his sons. Imran Khan was sent to jail after being convicted in the Toshakhana case, but his sentence was suspended on August 29. However, he remained in jail due to his judicial remand in the cipher case. The cipher case involves a missing diplomatic document that allegedly contained a threat from the United States to remove Imran from power. Imran and his aide Shah Mahmood Qureshi were indicted in the case on Oct 23. The special court recently allowed Imran to make a Saturday telephone call to his children, but the Adiala jail superintendent did not comply with the court’s order. A petition has been filed to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the prison official and to arrange an immediate phone call between Imran and his sons. The court has issued notices to the jail superintendent and the hearing has been adjourned till Nov 8. In a separate development, an Islamabad anti-terrorism court (ATC) has adjourned the hearing on Imran’s bail plea in a case related to violence and vandalism till November 14, due to the prosecutor’s absence. The court also discussed the possibility of hearing Qureshi’s plea alongside Imran’s in jail. The hearing has been adjourned till November 14 for both cases.

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