Imran Khan, the PTI chairman and a former prime minister, claims that party leader Shahbaz Gill was sexually assaulted as well as subjected to physical and mental harassment after being detained by Islamabad police last week in connection with a sedition case.
"Shahbaz Gill was definitely tormented both emotionally and physically, including sexual abuse, as shown by all the photographs and videos, most of which are too graphic to describe. The former prime minister shared a video of Gill screaming for an oxygen mask and stated on his official Twitter account, "He was humiliated to break him down.
All the pictures & videos show clearly Gill was tortured both mentally & physically incl sexual abuse - most too gruesome to relate. He was humiliated to break him down. I now have full detailed info. ICT police says it did not inflict any torture. So my question is: pic.twitter.com/iGNczYChnt— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 19, 2022
Imran expressed horror at the cruel treatment Gill received and committed to do everything in his power to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
He continued, "I now have complete, precise knowledge in this area.
Who tortured Gill is my question, the PTI chief questioned. after claiming that the Islamabad Capital Police (ICT) had stated unequivocally that no one had been tortured.
"The general public and our collective imaginations have theories about who could have carried out the horrible torture. Keep in mind how people would respond.
A video of Gill"s divisive statements went viral on social media last week, leading to his detention at Bani Gala Chowk in Islamabad. He was then arrested on suspicion of stirring up a revolt in the military.
A sessions court in the federal capital earlier today mandated that the PTI leader undergo a second medical checkup at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), where he will be detained until Monday.
Amnesty wants a probe,
An impartial investigation into the allegations of torture against the PTI leader was also urged by the international human rights organisation.
Amnesty International called for an immediate, effective, and impartial investigation into the allegations of torture made by Shahbaz Gill"s attorneys in a tweet, expressing its worry over them.
The PTI senatorial members also voiced their outrage over the alleged mistreatment of Gill.
"These individuals are tyrants. The "imported government" is violating Pakistan"s Constitution and basic human rights. Shahbaz Gill is in critical condition, but he is still receiving cruel treatment, according to Senate Opposition Leader Shehzad Waseem.