Accountability court allows Dr Faisal Sultan to examine Imran Khan.

ISLAMABAD -- An accountability court in Islamabad, hearing the Al-Qadir Trust case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, has allowed his family and physician Dr Faisal Sultan to meet the former prime minister, who is currently in the custody of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The decision came on Thursday in the detailed written verdict of the accountability court that remanded the PTI chief in NAB's custody for eight days.

The country's anti-graft watchdog acquired an eight-day physical remand of Khan in the land corruption case, during a hearing at Islamabad Police Lines, which was given the status of a court as a 'one-time dispensation'.

On Wednesday, the sources had told Geo News that Khan's legal team was initially denied permission to meet the party chief ahead of the hearing; however, once the hearing began Khan met his lawyers Khawaja Haris, Faisal Chaudhry, Ali Gohar, and Ali Bukhari.

'In view of contentions of the accused and his council, it is directed that Dr Faysal of Shoukat Khanun Hospital be allowed to associate the medical team which is examining the accused or to check if required. Wife and blood relations of the accused shall be allowed to meet him during custody of the NAB [...],' the verdict read.

The court also directed the officials concerned to make arrangements of a meeting of Khan 'on phone/mobile'. Moreover, Khan's lawyer Haris has also been allowed to meet Khan at a reasonable time during custody.

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