Former PM and PTI leader, Imran Khan, who is currently incarcerated, lodged a legal petition on Monday against the superintendent of Attock jail. He alleges that he was denied permission to have a phone conversation with his sons.
Imran Khan has been in judicial custody until September 13 in a cipher case and has been detained in Attock prison since his arrest on August 05, following his conviction in the Toshakhana case.
Last month, a special court, established to handle cases under the Official Secrets Act, had granted Khan permission to communicate with his sons. However, in his recent petition, the PTI chief is seeking contempt of court proceedings against the Attock jail superintendent for allegedly violating the court’s order.
In his petition, Khan asserts that the jail authorities refused him permission to speak to his sons on the grounds that he was held under the Official Secrets Act.
Previously, Imran Khan, through his lawyers Umair Niazi and Shiraz Ahmed, had submitted a petition before Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain requesting permission to speak with his sons, Qasim and Sulaiman, who reside in London with their mother, via telephone.
“I want to have a telephonic or WhatsApp conversation with my sons, Qasim and Sulaiman,” he had pleaded, and this request was approved by the court. The judge had instructed Attock Jail officials to facilitate the communication between the father and his sons over the phone.