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Imran Khan’s personal physician denies PTI’s slow poisoning claim in jail

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  • Dr Faisal found Khan “fit” during the meeting.
  • “Former prime minister is hale and hearty,” he says.
  • Bushra Bibi has earlier voiced concerns about Khan’s safety.

RAWALPINDI: Dr Faisal Sultan, the personal physician of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, said there was no obvious indication that the former prime minister was being slow-poisoned during custody, The News reported.

Dr Sultan’s remarks came during a conversation with journalists outside the Adiala jail, where he visited for a meeting with Khan on Thursday.

The doctor said the PTI chairman was neither under the influence of poison nor was he given any and he found Khan “fit” during the meeting.

“The former prime minister is hale and hearty,” he said.

Meanwhile, recording his statement with the joint investigation team (JIT), the PTI chairman Thursday denied his involvement in the May 9 violent riots and said he was in jail when the incident occurred.

The statement was recorded in the presence of his lawyers.

The JIT, led by SSP (Operations) Rawalpindi Faisal Saleem, comprised SP (Potohar) Waqas Khan, DSP (New Town) Malik Allah Yar, an inspector and a sub-inspector.

The JIT remained in the jail for 45 minutes and grilled Imran.

The people engaged in the investigation said Imran straightaway rejected the allegations about his involvement in the violence and responded to the questions momentarily and parried tricky and confusing queries.

It should be noted that Khan’s wife, Bushra Bibi, had voiced concerns about her incarcerated husband’s security and safety, saying he could “be poisoned” in Attock jail, where he was previously held in custody following his arrest on August 5.

In a letter written to the Punjab home secretary, the former first lady said the court had directed authorities concerned to shift his husband to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.

“My husband has been imprisoned in Attock jail without any justification. According to the law, my husband should be transferred to Adiala jail,” she added.

Khan was taken into custody in August after a court gave him a three-year prison sentence in the Toshakhana case related to the sale of state gifts that he received as prime minister from foreign dignitaries during his 2018-22 tenure. This sentence, however, was overturned by the Islamabad High Court. However, the PTI chief was then arrested in the cipher case for which he continues to remain incarcerated in the Adiala jail.

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No “major breakthrough” in the opposition-led JUI-F and PTI meeting

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Maulana Fazalur Rehman stated that mending rifts in relationships and getting rid of resentment in an interview with the media in Islamabad with a team from the Tehreek-e-Tahafuz-e-Ayeen-e-Pakistan that paid him a visit.

While no significant progress was made at the meeting, all sides decided to keep in touch in order to plan for the future.

“A positive message,” according to the JUI-F chief, was received with open arms by the delegation. Taking a “united” stance on national issues was the primary goal of the meeting, he said.

Democracy is losing its appeal, and Pakistan’s parliament and constitution are losing their respect. In parliament, Maulana Fazalur Rehman continued, “we should have a single voice.”

Remarking on the event, National Assembly Opposition Leader Omar Ayub thanked the JUI-F leader for ‘warmly’ receiving the group.

We had a fruitful discussion in the meeting, he declared, urging the opposition parties to work with the PTI to “protect” the constitution.

Constitutional violations and a lack of a rule of law are the claims made by Omar Ayub. According to him, there was “no reason” why the police searched the PTI’s Islamabad central secretariat office.

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In the instance of illegal recruitment, Pervaiz Elahi is granted bail.

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The earlier-reserved court ruling was delivered by LHC Judge Sultan Tanveer Ahmad on Tuesday.

LHC had filed a post-arrest bail motion, according to the former chief minister.

On October 25, 2023, Pervaiz was taken into custody by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE).

From June 1 to September 18, Elahi has been arrested in a number of crimes; the most recent one was reported by the Punjab ACE on September 18.

More: Pervaiz Elahi’s condition “deteriorated” in Adiala jail; he was hurried to PIMS.

In the Punjab Assembly, Elahi illegally hired 12 people for grade 17 positions, according to information provided by an ACE representative.

In the provincial assembly, the candidates were chosen through record-altering.

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The bail petition of Parvez Elahi in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by the ATC.

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A bail application filed by Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) party, in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on the grounds of prematurity.

ATC Judge Arshad Javed announced the decision during today’s hearing.

The counsel representing Parvez Elahi contended that there was a significant likelihood of his client being arrested in relation to the Jinnah House attack case. It was stated that the ex-Chief Minister had previously been held in custody on judicial remand in other cases.

The petitioner requested the court to authorise the release of Parvez Elahi on bail in the Jinnah House attack case.

Nevertheless, the prosecution argued that the bail petition did not meet the necessary legal criteria, emphasising that Parvez Elahi had not been apprehended in connection with the case.

Considering these considerations, the court rejected Parvez Elahi’s request for release, stating that it was premature since he had not been arrested in the Jinnah House attack case.

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