Bushra Bibi, the wife of PTI founder Imran Khan, filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday, seeking the cancellation of the order directing the former first lady to be transferred to Adiala jail and the conversion of the former premier’s Banigala house into a sub-jail.
Following her 14-year conviction in the Toshakhana case and her confinement at Banigala, Bushra filed a petition requesting an annulment of the state’s January 31 notification that Imran khan‘s residence would become a sub-prison for her, per the jail superintendent’s request.
The inspector general (IG) of Punjab prisons, the superintendent of Adiala jail, the chief commissioner of Islamabad, and the state were all mentioned as respondents in the petition.
She went on to say that other political workers were imprisoned with ordinary inmates and that all citizens were treated equally under the law. “My transfer to Banigala Sub Jail after having me wait for 11 hours after the sentencing is against equal rights”, she stated.
“The petitioner was notified after 9 p.m. that she would need to be sent to a different jail to fulfill her sentence, and Bushra was thereafter shipped to the Banigala residence. It stated, “Imran’s house had been declared a sub-jail; this was discovered later.”
According to the appeal, Bushra failed to make any such request in this regard and preferred staying in imprisonment at Adiala jail.
In the Toshakhana instance, the couple was found guilty last week of keeping expensive jewelry after paying a small amount of money, so they were given a 14-year jail sentence.
The accountability court further punished the accused parties with Rs. 787 million apiece in what is reportedly the fastest-ever trial to end in court history.