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Security Measures for Imran Khan’s Detention Cost Rs1.2 Million Monthly

Security Measures for Imran Khan's Detention Cost Rs1.2 Million Monthly

The security arrangements for PTI founding chairman Imran Khan at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi are incurring a substantial monthly expense of over Rs1.2 million, as per a report submitted by the jail superintendent to the Lahore High Court (LHC). The report outlines the specialized provisions made for Imran Khan within the prison premises. This includes the installation of a separate CCTV camera system, costing Rs500,000, exclusively dedicated to monitoring Imran Khan, distinct from the system overseeing the 7,000 other prisoners. Imran Khan’s meals are meticulously prepared in a dedicated kitchen under the supervision of the assistant superintendent, and each meal undergoes inspection by a medical officer or deputy superintendent before being served.

Additionally, a team of over six doctors from Holy Family Hospital is stationed to provide medical care to the former prime minister, with additional specialist teams conducting regular check-ups. Of the seven special cells available, Imran occupies two, while the remaining five are kept closed for security reasons, with Imran utilizing the yard for his daily walks. Typically, 35 prisoners are accommodated in these cells.

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Access to Imran Khan’s cell is strictly restricted, requiring permission for entry, and professionally trained personnel are assigned to ensure the security of his ward.While Adiala Jail usually assigns one personnel for every ten prisoners, Imran’s security detail comprises 15 personnel, including two security officers and three dedicated to his personal security.

Furthermore, a designated area within the jail premises is allocated for Imran Khan’s recreational walks, equipped with exercise machines and other amenities.Strict regulations are enforced for visitors, and comprehensive security protocols are implemented during court proceedings.

The report highlights the collaborative efforts of jail police, Rangers, and district police in ensuring the security of Adiala Jail, including regular search operations and mock drills. Additional police forces, Rangers, and elite personnel are deployed both within and around Adiala Jail to maintain a secure environment for Imran Khan and all inmates.