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Court marshal proceedings against Breg Ali stopped

Brig Ali Khan and four other officers were detained in May, 2011 for suspected links to Hizbut Tahrir.—File photo

SIALKOT: A court marshal proceeding against Brig Ali Khan was stopped temporarily and a doctor was called in on Wednesday after his health deteriorated during the trail on Wednesday.

Brig Khan and four other officers were detained in May, 2011 for suspected links to Hizbut Tahrir. He was working at the army’s headquarters in Rawalpindi at the time of his arrest.

Sources told DawnNews that an officer equivalent to the rank of major general was heading the proceedings when Khan’s health got worse.

Colonel (R) Inamur Raheem, the counsel for Khan, expressed his concerns over the health of the former army officer.

He alleged that the army had not followed the orders of the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court which had directed the army to provide Khan a physician of his choice.

Mehr Khan, father of Khan, had written a letter last month to the government, requesting it to hold an inquiry into his son’s arrest and direct the concerned authorities to release him.

The letter written on Feb. 11 to Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi expressed concerns for Khan’s life.

The letter further indicated that he suffered a heart attack and alleged that he was not given proper medical treatment.

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