Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senators marched from the Parliament House to the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday in solidarity with Senator Azam Swati.
According to Express News, the marching senators chanted slogans as they demanded justice for Swati.
Senate Opposition Leader Senator Shahzad Waseem said: "all members of the upper house are standing before the highest judiciary of the country."
Waseem added, “The state is based on three pillars and functions under a set of rules, known as the Constitution of Pakistan. If the pillars do not work as per the Constitution, the state cannot function.”
He stated that Swati was a senior member of the Parliament, whose "sanctity" was violated, adding that the PTI leader was also subjected to custodial as well as mental torture.
He hoped that by marching to the apex court in solidarity against the violence faced by Swati, justice will be served.
“FIR of such a leader is not lodged,” he said referring to the developments that evolved following a failed attempt on the PTI chief’s life.
Further, Senator Waseem said that there is hope that the judiciary will play its role in the Imran Khan case as well.
"Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar has set an example," he said, referring to the PPP leader's resignation from the Senate. "I ask rest of the members to do their part," he added.
Waseem also said that the Parliament is supreme and will remain supreme. "Playing committee by committee will not solve the problem," he asserted.
"Those who talk behind closed doors do not shed their blood on the street," said Waseem, adding that a joke has been made out of the law.
He also announced a symbolic sit-in outside the Supreme Court along with the PTI members of the Senate.
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