Local US channel covers Gill's arrest, varsity says not part of faculty this semester

Gill is an assistant professor at the Gies College of Business since 2019


News Desk August 20, 2022
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill. PHOTO: FILE

ILLINOIS:

The University of Illinois has confirmed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill, who has been associated with the institute since 2019, did not teach classes last semester and was not scheduled to teach this semester either.

Gill has been working at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois as a researcher and an assistant professor of business administration since 2019.

Read: Imran slams treatment meted out to Gill in police custody

As per a report by WCIA, following his arrest on sedition charges in Pakistan, the institute clarified that the PTI leader has not been part of the faculty for almost a year.

Amnesty International calls for inquiry into Gill’s torture claims

Global human rights group Amnesty International also called for an inquiry into the alleged torture of Gill.

The rights group expressed concern regarding the allegations made by the PTI leader’s lawyers of physical abuse being inflicted on him while in custody.

Read: Gill subjected to ‘sexual abuse’, claims Imran

Former prime minister Imran Khan on Friday stunned the nation when he claimed that his chief of staff was sexually abused, vowing that he would leave no stone unturned to bring to justice those who were responsible for mentally and physically torturing his aide.

The PTI leader was arrested earlier this month from Bani Gala Chowk in Islamabad, on charges of sedition and inciting the public against the state, days after his controversial remarks aired on a TV channel went viral on social media.

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