The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders and lawyers to visit former prime minister Imran Khan and hold election meetings inside Adiala Jail where he is incarcerated, Aaj News reported.

Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb of the IHC heard the PTI petition seeking permission to hold election meetings inside the jail on tickets for the general elections scheduled to take place on February 8, 2024.

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During the proceedings, the Additional Attorney General and the Superintendent of Adiala Jail appeared in court to oppose the request.

The court granted permission for Barrister Gohar, the applicant, to consult with Imran Khan in the supervision of the Superintendent of Adiala Jail. It emphasised that permission for consultation for the elections is “a fundamental right”, and caretaker governments should be impartial in the polls, the judge remarked.

Justice Aurangzeb said the Attorney General’s office represents the caretaker government, and both the Advocate General and the Additional Attorney General should remain impartial.

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“A terrible system is being run under the caretaker government where even consultation on the elections is not allowed,” the judge passed the remarks, questioning if the caretaker setup wanted to derail the polls.

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Aslam Tanoli Dec 29, 2023 03:02pm
Lol is this justice. Why he's there at the first place?
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KU Dec 29, 2023 06:56pm
High courts intervention to ensure some semblance of justice is enough for our country dropping down half a dozen places on perception of justice index and democratic system index. And ECP's directions on level playing field to province's is the best joke ever.
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Aamir Latif Dec 29, 2023 09:57pm
IHC should also allow mike and loud speaker too, why to deprive him anyway, may be occasional trip to address rallies...
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