Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked the superior judiciary to take notice of Imran Khan’s arrest and claimed that the former prime minister’s life is in danger.
In a video posted to social media after the party’s core committee meeting, Qureshi said that party members and lawyers had not been allowed access to Imran Khan.
He said that they had been unable to get signatures on the power of attorney from Imran without which an appeal could not be filed.
Qureshi also said that medical boards had been set-up in PIMS and Polyclinic hospital in Islamabad but they kept waiting while Imran Khan was ushered off to Attock Jail.
He added that Imran was being kept in a ‘C’ class jail and even the food being brought to him was suspect. Qureshi said that all this led the party to believe that Imran’s life could be in danger. However, sources told Aaj News that Imran was being kept in a ‘B’ class jail.
Qureshi also raised questions on how the Lahore police reached Zaman Park to arrest the former prime minister despite warrants being issued in Islamabad.
He asked the superior courts to take notice of the arrest and expressed hope that justice will be given to Imran.
The PTI chief was arrested from his Lahore residence on Saturday after a trial court in Islamabad sentenced him to three years in prison.