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Bushra Bibi has been transferred to Adiala Jail

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Pakistan’s court has approved a petition to transfer former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi from house arrest to prison.

Pakistan’s court has approved a petition to transfer former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi from house arrest to prison. Bushra Bibi’s lawyer said she was transferred to jail after the court granted the petition on Wednesday.

In a petition filed in the Islamabad High Court, Bushra Bibi had accused the authorities of violating her privacy and serving contaminated food in her home detention cell. She and her lawyers said her home was heavily attended by security forces and male prison staff. It is violating his privacy. However, the country’s prison staff denied the allegation.

The country’s court found Bushra and Imran couple guilty in January of illegally selling gifts belonging to the state treasury. Since then, Bushra Bibi has been kept under house arrest in a room at Imran Khan’s residence in Islamabad.

Afhal Ahmad, a local official of the Islamabad administration, said that Bushra Bibi had applied for her transfer to jail through lawyers. He was taken to jail shortly after the court granted his plea.

The court directed authorities to transfer Bushra Bibi to Adiala Jail in Rawal Pindi. Bushra Bibi’s husband and 70-year-old former Prime Minister Imran Khan is currently serving a 14-year sentence in that prison.

Earlier, on Tuesday, Pakistan Army Spokesperson Major General Ahmed Sharif said in response to a question from reporters that it is not possible to negotiate an agreement with a party involved in attacks on state institutions.

On May 9 last year, supporters of Imran Khan’s political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) attacked various military installations and government institutions in the country. At that time, PTI workers-supporters staged violent protests across the country to protest the arrest of Imran Khan. Referring to this violence, Major General Ahmed Sharif said that there will be no discussion with those involved in the attack until they apologize.

However, Imran Khan’s close associate Asad Qaiser told local television channel ARY that there is no question of any kind of apology.

In April 2022, Imran Khan was removed from power by a vote of no confidence in Parliament. Imran Khan alleged that the country’s influential military generals had conspired to oust him. However, Pakistan Army has denied this allegation of Imran Khan.

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