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Imran Khan has appealed his plea at the Islamabad High Court against his conviction.

Imran Khan, the jailed former prime minister of Pakistan, has requested his lawyers to remove him from Attock jail, as he does not want to be in a cell that is filled with bugs and mosquitoes during the day and at night.

Despite being sentenced to three years in prison for corruption in the Toshakhana case, Khan remains holed up in his cell and is unhappy.

Following his conviction for “corrupt practices” in the case, a former cricketer turned politician, aged 70, was arrested on Saturday.

Khan has appealed his conviction and filed a plea at the Islamabad High Court.

Geo News reported that sources inside Attock jail cited Khan and his lawyer’s testimony that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman had requested his legal team to stop imprisoning him.

“I’m not willing to be in jail anymore,” Khan told the officials, as reported by them.

The jail authorities allowed Khan’s lawyer, Naeem Haider Panjotha, to meet with him on Monday. The PTI chairman claimed that the former premier was being kept in “distressing” conditions and provided him with “C-Class jail facilities.”

Panjotha declared that Khan was upbeat despite the challenges, and he committed to serving his sentence in prison for life without surrendering to slavery.

The PTI chairman expressed concerns about the prison environment during his meeting with his lawyer, as per sources.

Following allegations that he misused his 2018 to 2022 premiership to purchase and sell gifts received during foreign visits worth over Rs 140 million (USD 635,000), the ex-prime minister was apprehended at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore.

Khan refutes the accusations against him.

The party of the outgoing prime minister, who was removed from power after a no-confidence motion was filed against him in April 2022, has requested the Supreme Court to invalidate Judge Dilawar’s ruling as “null and void”.

The PTI has requested the transfer of Khan from Attock jail to Adiala jail by contacting the Chief Justice of the IHC, Aamer Farooq.

On May 9, Khan was apprehended at the high court’s premises in Islamabad for his involvement in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case, resulting in violent protests by his supporters. He was later released.

Khan is facing charges of terrorism, violence, blasphemy, corruption, and murder in over 140 cases across the country.

The story has been published from a syndicated feed, with the exception of the headline, which has not been edited by NDTV staff.

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