Imran Khan Arrest— Life of Former Pakistan PM Under Threat, Says Shah Mehmood Qureshi

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Alleges Khan Being Maltreated in Prison

Islamabad, August 07: Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday alleged that his party, Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is concerned about the health and safety of former Prime Minster, Imran Khan.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Qureshi voiced concern about Khan’s safety while alleging that the party leadership is “extremely concerned” about Khan’s wellbeing.

“Our priority is Khan’s safety and security. We have reasons to believe his life is under threat and I urge the country’s higher courts to take notice and we do hope that justice will prevail,” Qureshi told Al Jazeera.

Khan’s is concerned about his safety and security in prison, saying Khan’s life is “under threat”.

The 70-year-old Imran Khan was arrested on August 5 and sent to jail for three years following his conviction in a corruption case by a court in Islamabad.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, vice chairman of PTI further told Al Jazeera the former prime minister “is not being allowed to meet his lawyers for the last two days.”

Meanwhile, according to PTI, Khan has received a copy of the holy book, Quran, which has granted him strength in “tough times”.


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