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IHC allows Imran to meet lawyers in private

Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan heard the petition filed by the PTI founder

By APP
February 27, 2024
A view of the Islamabad High Court building. — Geo News/File
A view of the Islamabad High Court building. — Geo News/File

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court directed the Adiala Jail authorities on Monday to allow the defence counsel for the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) founder to have a private meeting with him per the jail manual.

Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan heard the petition filed by the PTI founder, requesting privacy during meetings with lawyers. Defence Counsel Shere Afzal Marwat argued that the presence of two individuals during meetings with the PTI founder was not permissible according to jail regulations.

He also highlighted that the jail administration refused meetings with newly elected PTI members and political assistants. The counsel urged the court to instruct the jail administration to permit the PTI founder to meet his political assistants and ensure privacy during lawyer consultations. Consequently, the court instructed the jail administration to adhere to the jail manual and allow the lawyers to meet the PTI founder in private.