Former prime minister Imran Khan was shifted from Attock Jail to Adiala Jail on Tuesday evening in line with the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Islamabad Police shifted Khan to Adiala Jail in an armored vehicle. At the Islamabad Toll Plaza, a few people were seen showering rose petals on the convoy of vehicles carrying Khan and praising Khan for his courage.
Khan, who is also chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been on a judicial remand until October 10 in a case involving the alleged disappearance of a copy of the notorious US cypher that is said be behind the regime change operation in Pakistan.
A special court hearing the cypher case on Tuesday extended Khan and PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi's judicial remand until October 10. During Tuesday's hearing, Khan had told the court that he didn't want to shift to Adiala Jail simply because he had "adjusted" himself to the inhuman conditions at Attock Jail. He said he would ask his lawyers to withdraw his earlier application seeking his transfer from Attock Jail to Adiala Jail.
A judge visiting the Attock Jail had said in his report a couple of weeks ago that Khan was being kept in inhuman conditions at the jail. He was denied facilities in the jail that he was entitled to as a former prime minister of Pakistan. He was being kept in a small cell with an open washroom. To add to it, jail authorities had installed a CCTV camera right above Khan's washroom.
Earlier, the IHC ruled that Khan was entitled to better prison facilities and thus he must be moved to Adiala Jail. A five-page long written order, for the short order issued earlier, was released on Tuesday detailing why Khan's petition to move him from Attock Jail to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi had been allowed.
"Since the status of the petitioner (Imran Khan) is a better class prisoner, he is entitled to all the benefits provided to such prisoners as are provided in the Pakistan Prison Rules, including Rule 261," says the written order.
The IHC further said that a request by Imran Khan's counsel for gym equipment must be filed before the Superintendent of the Attock Central Jail.
Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.
On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.
Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.
On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.
Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.
Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.
|Lahore||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Karachi||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Quetta||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Attock||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Multan||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|