Imran, Quershi offer Eid prayers at Adiala jail

Former premier also expected to meet wife Bushra Bibi

Our Correspondent April 10, 2024


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder and former premier Imran Khan offered Eidul Fitr prayers at the Central Jamia Masjid in Adiala jail on Wednesday.

According to prison sources, the former prime minister was accompanied by ex-foreign minister and detained PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

After the prayers, the PTI chief hugged Qureshi, and the two exchanged Eid wishes.

The prison officers were also present in the congregational prayers along with Imran.

Security was set on high alert at Adiala jail on the occasion.

Read IHC allows meetings at Imran’s behest only

Imran is currently detained at Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail while his wife is confined at their residence in Bani Gala, which was declared a sub-jail after Bushra’s conviction.

Imran is also expected to meet Bushra Bibi at the prison following court orders to facilitate a between the two on the occasion of Eid.

A day earlier, on April 9, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had directed the office of the capital’s advocate general (AG) to ensure the implementation of the court’s order regarding the arrangement of meetings between Imran and his wife on Eid days as well as weekly.

On April 8, the IHC expressed displeasure over the jail authorities' failure to comply with court orders regarding the arrangement of meetings between Imran and Bushra.

The incarcerated former premier Imran and his Bushra were granted permission to meet over Eidul Fitr, as per IHC's order on April 1.


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