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Brig. Ali Khan, a senior Pakistani officer accused of plotting with a shadowy militant organisation to take over the military. — File photo

RAWALPINDI: Brigadier Ali Khan’s lawyer Inamul Rahiem said that he sent a letter to Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, in which he requested to kept his client in an A class prison and asked to provide him with details of his case proceedings, DawnNews reported.

Brigadier Ali was earlier arrested for his alleged involvement in Army General Headquarters (GHQ) attack.

He said that his client has a cardiac issue and has been kept in C-class prison since August 3, 2012.

Moreover, he said that according to the Army Act 283, 284, brigadiers are kept in an A-class cell and his client should be allotted the same.

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Syed Aug 24, 2012 12:23pm
This guy MAY NOT be a traitor. What is the definition of a traitor: Blindly follow the MILITARY RULERS, BOW DOWN AND SAY YES, FOLLOW THE TRADITIONS OF THE BRITISH AND AMERICAN MASTERS. He may have stood against the MILITARY PHARAOHS of our time! The price he is paying is the price all such brave people have paid in the past. Nothing new. To change this DEAD nation, we NEED SCORES MORE like him.
asad Aug 24, 2012 12:49pm
Its a big game no one know what happens next?anything possible in Pakistan.
Ali Aug 24, 2012 11:23am
So sad, he is also the victim of illiterate mullahs.
Akram Aug 24, 2012 11:10am
commit treason against the state, yet he wants an A class prison from the same state. Am I the only one to see the irony?
Zardari Aug 24, 2012 11:09am
He should be given a room in the presedent house like the x prime mister and rename it as safe house for Traitors
Ali Aug 24, 2012 11:58am
No convicted yet. There no such thing as "guilty until proven innocent" but it is "innocent until proven guilty"
Abdul Qayum Khan Aug 24, 2012 12:01pm
With this jail sentence, he loses his rank and as such he is no more a brigadier. There is no question for giving him A Class in the prison,
Mushtaq Ahmad Aug 24, 2012 11:32am
Pakistan Army Officers are above the Law -It is sin to keep them in jail let alone C- Class
imran Aug 24, 2012 02:50pm
perceptions, perceptions, perceptions, you confuse the issue through all this without research, without logic, your comments are soo confusing and lack any homework at all
imran Aug 24, 2012 02:48pm
You seem to miss about Railway scandal. Major Ayub was punished by Army within days, who punished railway employees? ever forgetful you are. So many more examples
Shahmir Aug 24, 2012 02:17pm
Good one...Agree
BBC Aug 24, 2012 01:32pm
No matter how great the cause is, there is nothing that can justify supporting People who blow up innocent people and chop of peoples heads and kill children in mosques. Which Islam teaches that?.