Babar Awan, the lawyer for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, admitted on Saturday that he was in touch with his client while he was in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
However, the deposed Prime Minister, who was arrested by Rangers personnel after NAB issued a warrant on May 11th, informed the Supreme Court that his phone had been taken away and that he was unaware of events occurring in the country; this was in contrast with Awan’s claims.
In his first address since his release, Khan reiterated that he was unaware of events that took place after he was apprehended. “Yesterday and today, I was gathering facts,” he said.
Khan denied the involvement of party members in the incidents and asked the authorities to conduct an independent investigation.
In an interview with Arab News, Awan stated that Khan had been kept in the dark and had not been provided with a TV facility during his custody.
The lawyer stated that Khan had not had any encounters with the country’s establishment while in custody and that the interrogation was solely conducted by NAB without any questions to ask.
Earlier, an audio leak surfaced in which Khan could be heard directing his party to challenge his arrest in the top court.
Asking how he knew that Khan was not given the TV facility, Awan stated, “I live in this city… We find ways of how to connect.” He also revealed that the PTI chairman had said that he would not ask for any additional facilities.