Fawad calls on independent group to investigate Gill’s ‘custodial torture

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry asked for an independent panel on Saturday — making up of former minister of human rights Shireen Mazari, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, PPP, and Khawaja Saad Rafique, PML-N — to be formed to investigate the 'custodial torture' of imprisoned party member Shahbaz Gill.


“These people have a point of view about torture, which is independent of their party accounts […] therefore, they should be in charge of investigating the events,” he said.

Gill, former prime minister Imran Khan’s chief of staff, was arrested on 9 August as part of an FIR registered against him for inciting mutiny among the military personnel.

On Friday, an Islamabad district and sessions court ordered a second medical examination of the PTI leader, suspending till Monday the handing over of Gill to the police for completing his two-day physical remand.

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Meanwhile, PTI said Gill was a victim of “horrible torture” behind bars. In yesterday’s tweet, Imran claimed that the leader of the party had been “physically, mentally and sexually tortured”.

The PTI leader emphasized that the role of the superior judiciary in the fight against torture is extremely important.

He praised the Islamabad magistrate for ruling that Gill’s medical reports did not reflect his physical condition and ordered him to return to Pims.

PTI chief was not allowed to see Gill by Islamabad Police.

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