Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan has been relocated amidst heightened security measures to Adiala Jail.
Accompanied by a robust convoy consisting of 15 police vans, two fortified vehicles, and an ambulance, the transfer saw Khan moved from Attock Jail to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. The convoy progressed through the Islamabad toll plaza after initiating the transfer from Attock Jail.
Earlier, Imran Khan expressed his reluctance to be relocated to Adiala, having grown accustomed to the environment in Attock Jail. During a session at Attock jail for a cipher case, Khan conveyed his sentiment and hinted at instructing his legal team to retract the relocation request.
Extended Judicial Remand for PTI Leadership
On Tuesday, the court decided to extend the judicial remand for the PTI Chairman, Imran Khan, and Vice Chairman, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, until October 10, the cipher case. Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain, under the provisions of the Official Secrets Act 2023, mandated the extension, emphasizing the importance of a missing classified state document.
The proceedings mandated the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to present a challan related to the case swiftly. Due to security issues highlighted by the Interior Ministry, the Law Ministry approved the hearing at Attock Jail.
Confusion Surrounds Khan’s Detainment Location
Although the Islamabad High Court issued directions for Khan’s transfer, there was a delay in his relocation to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, mainly attributed to security risks. This delay sparked some controversies. A representative from Khan’s legal team prematurely announced his transfer to Adiala Jail, generating confusion across digital platforms. This was, however, promptly refuted by the Adiala jail officials, who confirmed Khan remained in Attock Jail.