Report sought from Attock jailer for not allowing PTI chief telephonic conversation with his sons

by Tauqeer Abbas

A Special Court set up under Official Secrets Act has sought a report from the Superintendent of Attock Jail for not arranging a telephonic conversation of PTI chairman with his sons.

PTI chief’s counsel Shiraz Ranjha told the court that his client has not yet been convicted in the cypher case.

He argued that the ex-prime minister was in Attock Jail on judicial remand. The Official Secrets Act or the Punjab Jail Laws were applicable to the criminals while the former prime minister was still guilty in the case, he added.

Advocate Ranjha said that all the accused have the facility of telephonic conversation with their family members. They have been enjoying the facility for the last three years.

It was unfair to restrict the PTI chairman from having the facility, he continued.

The PTI lawyer requested the court to take contempt of court action against the Attock Jail superintendent and sought adjournment of the case till September 26.

Judge Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain wrote the verdict in the open court, PTI lawyer Shiraz Ranjha requested to adjourn the hearing till September 26.

The judge said that the judicial remand of the PTI chairman would complete on September 26. He would talk to the jailer himself.

Later, the judge adjourned the hearing for Sept 28.

Source: Dunya News 

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