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Tuesday May 28, 2024

Extraordinary security measures for PTI founder in Adiala jail

One officer is assigned to every 10 prisoners in Adiala Jail, but 15 officers are assigned to Imran Khan

By Farooq Aqdas
April 07, 2024
Police personnel stand outside the entrance of Adiala jail in Rawalpindi on January 30, 2024. — AFP
Police personnel stand outside the entrance of Adiala jail in Rawalpindi on January 30, 2024. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: After food items and other luxuries given to PTI founder Imran Khan in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, the details of the security measures taken for him have also come to light.

These details have been submitted in the Lahore High Court. According to the report, professionally trained people are assigned to guard his ward. One officer is assigned to every 10 prisoners in Adiala Jail, but 15 officers are assigned to Imran Khan, of which two are security officers and three are for CCTV cameras.

A comprehensive security plan is implemented during his jail trial. For the security of Adiala jail, various departments including Police, Rangers also conduct mock drills, additional police force is deployed on the road leading to the jail, while Rangers and Elite Force personnel also patrol around the jail. Imran Khan’s security costs Rs 12 lakh per month, while security cameras cost Rs 5 lakh.

According to the report, in addition to the medical officer of the jail, 6 medical officers are deployed for his treatment. A team of specialists from a hospital in Rawalpindi visits the jail weekly, and the specialist team checks up on Imran Khan if necessary. The report states that Imran Khan has been provided with exercise machines and other items in the jail.

Important rules and regulations have also been made regarding those who come for the meeting. A request to provide security to the PTI founder has been filed by the president of Tehreek-e-Insaf Lawyers Forum, in which the petitioner had taken the stand that the life of the PTI founder is danger in the jail, so he should be given full protection.