Pakistan is “descending right into a banana republic”, mentioned former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday amid the controversy surrounding the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Shahbaz Gill, which the PTI chief claims is a conspiracy to focus on him and his get together.
Gill was arrested by the police on August 9, after he made controversial remarks towards the Pakistan military on tv that have been deemed as “extremely hateful and seditious” by the nation’s media authority.
A neighborhood courtroom on Wednesday permitted a two-day bodily remand of Gill on the request of the Islamabad police. The courtroom’s remanding of Gill to Islamabad police custody comes after a courtroom rejected a police request to increase his two-day bodily remand.
In response to the Daybreak newspaper, the choose additionally directed the investigation officer to get the respondent medically examined and submit a report back to the courtroom.
Imran Khan’s get together has alleged that Gill was tortured in police custody beforehand and his life stays at risk.
“Descending right into a banana republic. The civilised world shall be shocked at our ranges of barbarism. The worst half is a straightforward goal has been chosen to make an instance of by means of torture and with no truthful trial,” Imran Khan tweeted together with the video of Gill being taken to hospital.
“In the meantime the likes of NS, Maryam, MFR, AZ, all of whom have within the worst potential approach & repeatedly attacked State establishments by means of malicious and focused statements towards them, get away with out even a touch of a reprimand,” he mentioned in one other tweet.
In the meantime, The PTI, chief who’s the shut aide of Imran Khan, was shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital over a medical situation.
Imran Khan has expressed concern about Shahbaz Gill being despatched into police remand once more.
“He’s in a fragile state of psychological and bodily well being due to the torture inflicted on him when he was kidnapped and brought to an undisclosed location after which once more on the police station. That is a part of a conspiracy to focus on me and PTI by forcibly getting false statements towards us much like what they’ve been doing towards social media activists,” he added.
The Human Rights Fee of Pakistan (HRCP) additionally expressed concern on the determination taken by the courtroom to ship Gill to bodily remand.
“Any allegations that he was mistreated whereas on remand must also be investigated pretty and transparently,” the fee tweeted.
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