Being punished for upholding law: Imran

Imran Khan remain behind bars since August 5th, 2023 in Toshakhana case

Our Correspondent January 10, 2024
PTI chief Imran Khan is appearing before Supreme Court in Islamabad on May 11, 2023. SCREENGRAB


Imran Khan, the former prime minister and PTI founder currently detained at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail, claimed that he is being penalized for holding the powerful accountable under the rule of law.
"In a society that claims to follow Islamic principles, is 'Amr Bil Maroof' upheld?" Imran queried during an informal interaction with journalists inside a courtroom at Adiala Jail after a hearing related to the Toshakhana case. 'Amr Bil Maroof' is a Quranic directive that translates to "enjoining the good."
Addressing the specifics of the case, he countered the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) assertion that he utilized his office boy as a front-man for engaging in corruption valued at billions of rupees. "Can a prime minister feasibly involve a peon in corrupt practices?" he questioned.
Imran Khan emphasized that a society's vitality lies in its adherence to goodness. "When goodness diminishes, so does the society," he affirmed.
The PTI founder refrained from commenting on the Supreme Court's January 8 decision that cleared the path for his arch-rival, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, to participate in the forthcoming elections.


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