Imran Khan’s Life Threatened in Jail, Claims Aide
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, a prominent figure in the country’s political landscape, is reportedly in grave danger while behind bars. Dr. Salman Ahmad, a long-time key figure in Khan’s election campaigns, has made a shocking revelation regarding a death threat looming over the ex-PM.
According to Ahmad, there are sinister plans to place an assassin within the same jail where Khan is currently incarcerated. This alarming revelation has sent shockwaves throughout the nation, as Khan’s political career continues to be a significant force in the opposition.
Religious Hatred Campaign and Political Motives
Dr. Salman Ahmad has alleged that the threat to Imran Khan’s life stems from a religious extremist imprisoned at Attock Jail. This individual has allegedly been hired to carry out a fatal attack on Khan. The timing of this attack is said to coincide with Khan’s release on bail, should it happen, and his departure from the jail premises.
Furthermore, Ahmad points to the orchestrator of this ominous plan, Attaullah Tarar, as the leader behind a renewed campaign of religious hatred targeting Khan. Tarar, a prominent figure in the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has accused the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) of putting Pakistan’s reputation at risk for their political gain.
Imran Khan’s Response and Jail Life
While Khan remains in custody, he has shared some insights into his life within the high-security jail. According to media reports, Khan has mentioned that he has adapted to the jail environment, indicating his resilience and resolve.
The 70-year-old former prime minister has reportedly expressed contentment with the change in his status following the suspension of his conviction in the Toshakhana case. As a result, he has been granted certain additional privileges and facilities during his imprisonment.
Imran Khan has utilized his time behind bars productively, delving into his Islamic studies and requesting materials on political history from his legal team. Although he had access to a television set, it appears that he seldom made use of it, primarily limiting his viewing to the state-run PTV channel.
Imran Khan’s Legal Battle and Future
Imran Khan was initially sent to prison on August 5 following his conviction in the Toshakhana case. However, his situation took a turn when the Islamabad High Court suspended his sentence on August 29, ordering his release. Despite this development, Khan remained incarcerated, as a special court, established to try him for the violation of the official secret act, decided to keep him in jail until September 13.
The revelations of a death threat against Imran Khan while in jail are deeply concerning, shedding light on the challenges he faces even as a former prime minister. As the legal battles unfold, the nation watches closely, hoping for a peaceful resolution to this alarming situation.