PTI mulls writing to CJP over Swati’s mistreatment

Imran says 74-year-old senator’s case tarnished country’s image

Saqib Virk October 20, 2022
PHOTO: Express


PTI chief Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the “imported government” is encroaching upon parliament and that its sanctity needs to be restored.

He shared his thoughts in his meeting with Deputy Chairman Senate Mirza Muhammad Afridi in Bani Gala where his Chief of Staff Senator Shibli Faraz was also present.

PTI chairman finds the reason behind failing to issue Senator Azam Swati’s production orders to be ‘beyond comprehension.’

The two leaders condemned the arrest of Azam Swati and the alleged torture that followed while discussing the political situation in the country and the party’s role in Senate.

They slammed the government’s humiliation of parliament in general and Senate in particular as they expressed remorse over the role of political parties in parliament.

They endorsed the senators’ suggestion to appeal chief justice of Pakistan through a letter to take notice of the senator’s arrest and inhumane treatment meted out to him.

PTI chief opined that the 74-year-old senator’s case has inflicted a blow to the law and constitution.

“No religion or country allows suspension of all the fundamental rights of citizens on expressing personal views,” he added.

“The government’s act of torturing political opponents while in custody is embarrassing and is demeaning Pakistan worldwide,” he commented.

“The house should investigate and identify the perpetrators rather than acting as silent observer,” Imran said.


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