Imran decries ‘prevailing law of the jungle’

Claims foreign investment not possible in current situation

Our Correspondent April 17, 2024
Former prime minister Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE


Former prime minister Imran Khan has claimed that the law of the jungle prevails in the country, a circumstance he believes hampers foreign investment opportunities.

Speaking to reporters after a hearing of the £180m case in a court inside Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail on Wednesday, Imran said the state of justice in the country could be gauged by the fact that while he was convicted in three different cases within five days, his political rivals Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari were acquitted in various cases expeditiously.

He also referred to a recent incident in Bahawalpur in which some policemen were allegedly beaten up by armed forces personnel and described the incident as another example of the law of the jungle.

Imran Khan, whose wife Bushra Bibi was also convicted and sentenced to prison in two different cases earlier this year, expressed serious concern about her state of health.
During the case hearing, the PTI founder also addressed the accountability court judge, Nasir Javed Rana, from the rostrum and voiced his concerns about her health.

He said Bushra Bibi’s health is deteriorating, but authorities have not allowed her to undergo an endoscopic test as prescribed by her doctors.

The former premier noted that his wife has not been ill during the six years of their marriage, and the sudden deterioration of her health is unusual.

“The matter of my wife's health is serious. The court should issue orders to conduct her tests. Nothing conclusive can be determined from a physical examination; the tests will reveal the facts,” he said. Imran warned that if anything happened to his wife, he would hold the army chief responsible for it.

The judge later directed authorities to allow Dr Asim Younus of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital to perform a check-up on Bushra Bibi at 12 noon today (Thursday).
The PTI has been accusing the powers that be of slow-poisoning Imran’s wife, who is currently detained at the PTI founder’s Bani Gala residence, declared a sub-jail on January 31 after her conviction in the gifts repository cases.


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