Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan — who remains incarcerated at the Adiala jail — has shared his thoughts in a message for his party workers and supporters from the prison, saying that he is “stronger and fitter than ever”.
The message shared, was conveyed through Khan’s family on his official account on X, the microblogging site formerly known as Twitter, today (Thursday).
Khan said in the message that the first few days in the prison were “particularly challenging” as there was no bed for him to sleep in the “insects and mosquitoes” infested cell he was kept in. However, he said, he has adjusted to the prison conditions.
Chairman Imran Khan's message to the people of Pakistan shared through his family on the 10th of October:
“When I was illegally incarcerated in Attock Jail, the first few days were particularly challenging. I wasn’t provided a bed and had to sleep on the floor and had insects…
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 12, 2023
“Let it be known that there’s a difference of day and night between the Imran Khan of today and the Imran Khan who was imprisoned on August 5. Today I am stronger and fitter; spiritually, mentally and physically, than ever before,” he said.
The former PM further said that he had the opportunity to “introspect” the last few years of his political life during his time in incarceration, besides an in-depth study of the Holy Quran along with other books.
“Regardless of what prison they keep me in, whatever conditions they impose upon me, I will not back down even an inch from the quest of Haqeeqi Azadi, for the upholding of the rule of law and the Constitution of Pakistan, at the core of which is free and fair elections. To those suggesting that I leave the country, know that I will live and die with Pakistan, and I will not leave my land to go anywhere,” he added.