Pakistan: Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi falls sick, accuses jail authorities of poisoning

The incident occurred six days ago when Bushra Bibi experienced health issues after consuming a meal that she described as "unusually spicy." She later revealed to her lawyer that the food contained an acidic chemical substance, causing blisters in her mouth and throat.

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Bushra Bibi, the wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, has accused jail authorities of deliberately poisoning her food, leading to severe health complications. The incident has sparked outrage and demands for justice in Pakistan's political landscape.

Bushra Bibi, currently under house arrest at her Banigala residence, disclosed to her lawyer, Mashal Yousafzai, that an acidic chemical substance was added to her food by the jail authorities. 

Imran Khan, a prominent figure in Pakistani politics, and Bushra Bibi, his spiritual advisor-turned-wife, have been embroiled in legal controversies. The Toshakhana case, involving the illegal sale of state gifts, led to their conviction and sentencing. Additionally, their marriage during the 'Iddat' period incurred further legal ramifications.

The Incident and Accusations

The incident occurred six days ago when Bushra Bibi experienced health issues after consuming a meal that she described as "unusually spicy." She later revealed to her lawyer that the food contained an acidic chemical substance, causing blisters in her mouth and throat.

Response from Bushra Bibi's Lawyer

Mashal Yousafzai, representing Bushra Bibi, condemned the alleged poisoning, stating that it was a malicious act intended to harm her client. Yousafzai emphasized the severity of Bushra Bibi's condition and her desire to inform the nation about the incident.

PTI's Response and Accusations Against the Government

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) issued a statement condemning the "fascist regime" for the alleged attack on Bushra Bibi and the denial of medical aid. The party vowed to pursue justice and urged higher courts to intervene promptly.

Legal Situation of Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi

Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi are facing legal repercussions stemming from the Toshakhana case and their marriage during the 'Iddat' period. Despite their convictions and sentencing, PTI continues to advocate for their rights and fair treatment.