Not allowed to meet anyone despite my health concerns, says Pervaiz Elahi

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Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, a former chief minister of Punjab and the central president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), claimed on Tuesday that his health had gotten worse while he had been imprisoned in a cramped room for the previous ten days.

Before his appearance at a local court in Lahore, he told journalists, “I am ill and for the past ten days I have been imprisoned in a small room.” He said, “I am not allowed to meet my family, and the fan in the room is broken.”

In response to an inquiry from a reporter about his potential plans to leave the PTI, Elahi stated, “I am not being allowed to meet anyone, how could I hold a press conference?”

He said, “I’m not even being allowed to talk to the media here.”

The former CM said, “Do you see what condition I am in over here?”

The cops, meanwhile, pulled journalists away and barred them from the courthouse. According to SHO Shabia Raza, journalists would never be let inside the court.

Elahi was taken into custody earlier this month by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) with the assistance of the Punjab Police.

A judicial magistrate in Lahore then ordered the former chief minister to be held in prison for 14 days on judicial remand on June 4.

Days later, once his health in prison deteriorated, he was transported to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).

Elahi had undergone medical testing at the PIC after complaining of chest trouble. Later, he was returned to prison.