Ex-Pak PM Imran says wife Bushra Bibi was poisoned in sub-jail: Report

Islamabad: Pakistan’s jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan said his wife Bushra Bibi was poisoned while incarcerated at his private residence here which was turned into a sub-jail, emphasizing that the army chief should be held responsible if she is harmed.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader during the hearing of the 190 million pound Toshakhana corruption case in Adiala jail informed Judge Nasir Javed Rana that there had been an attempt to poison the former first lady and added that she had marks on her skin and tongue as a side effect of the “poisoning”.

“I know who is behind it,” The Express Tribune newspaper quoted the 71-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf founder as saying. Imran Khan said that if any harm came to Bushra Bibi, the Pakistan Army chief (General Asim Munir) should be held responsible as members of an intelligence agency were controlling everything at his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad and Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.

The court directed Imran Khan to submit a detailed application about the former first lady’s medical examination. Talking to the media after the hearing, Bushra Bibi said rumors regarding her being an “American agent” were circulating in the party and that she was poisoned through a popular toilet cleaner. She said “three drops” of a popular toilet cleaner were added to her food, claiming that a person’s health deteriorates after a month of consumption.

Earlier in January, Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi were sentenced to 14 years in jail in the Toshakhana corruption case over the illegal sale of state gifts that the former premier received during his term.

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