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Yousafzai says 'toilet cleaner' was mixed in Bushra Bibi's food

Mashal Yousafzai says, “We found out that two or three drops of toilet cleaner were added to Bushra Bibi's meal”

By Web Desk
April 25, 2024
Bushra Bibi signs a surety bond for bail in various cases at the registrar office at the Lahore High Court on July 17, 2023. — AFP
Bushra Bibi signs a surety bond for bail in various cases at the registrar office at the Lahore High Court on July 17, 2023. — AFP

Mashal Yousafzai, spokesperson of former prime minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, Thursday alleged that a few drops of a "toilet cleaner" was mixed in the he meal on Shab e Barat.

During Geo News programme ‘Geo Pakistan’, Yousafzai said, “We found out that two or three drops of toilet cleaner were added to Bushra Bibi's Iftar meal.” She claimed that after eating the food, Bushra's health deteriorated and it was growing worse day by day.

She said Khan’s wife was fine before her being under house arrest and the issues of blood pressure and diabetes developed later.

“Since her arrest, Bushra Bibi's health has deteriorated, something must have happened,” she said expressing her apprehension.

Yousafzai, who is also the advisor to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, questioned why Bushra's medical tests were not conducted when the court had been directing the authorities for three weeks. She also wondered who was preventing the authorities from conducting the medical tests.

“The court had directed [authorities] to conduct her endoscopy and blood test. Endoscopy revealed ulceration and inflammation in the stomach,” said Yousafzai.

She said despite the orders of the court, they did not let the former first lady get her blood tested. She said the PTI also asked that the blood test should be done by Al-Shifa Hospital and be cross checked at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital.

She said: "The blood test could reveal whether the element of poison was present in her blood or not."

Yousafzai said a couple of days ago, Bushra had pain in her chest and left arm. The jail doctor did an ECG and it was not normal, she said.

The jail doctor said that she would go and inform the jail administration so that the doctors from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) could come and conduct her check-up, she said.

“The jail doctor went to inform the administration at 12pm and came out at 5pm. While the PIMS doctor came at 11pm in the night, due to us raising our voice,” she said, adding that after 11pm, Bushra had had another ECG.

She said there was a difference between the imprisonment of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz as Bushra was a housewife and not a politician.

“Bushra Bibi is targeted because she is the wife of the PTI founder,” she said.

Last week, a comprehensive medical evaluation of Bushra Bibi was performed under the observation of Khan's family physician, while the doctors at a private hospital declared Bushra Bibi, the former first lady, to be in good health.

The former first lady stayed at a private hospital in Islamabad for six hours for diagnostic tests, including endoscopy, but refused to undergo a blood test and did not provide a blood sample, sources told Geo News.

The hospital sources stated that Bushra Bibi also underwent, ultrasound, echo, and ECG tests, while during the check-up, Khan's physician, Dr Asim Yousuf, was also present.

The doctors, according to the sources, cleared all the medical reports of the former first lady. The hospital sources said that Khan's wife only had a minor gastric issue.