Islamabad: On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) allowed the PTI leader Shahbaz Gill to meet with his attorneys and requested the Islamabad police chief provide a report about claims thatHe had endured torture while being held captive.
In response to Gill’s appeal against his physical detention, IHC Acting Chief Justice Aamer Farooq instructed authorities to permit Gill’s attorneys to speak with their client at the hospital where he is receiving treatment.The police’s alleged maltreatment of Gill was the focus of today’s IHC hearing regarding PTI’s appeal against his physical remand.
The prosecution said the fiery party leader was not tortured as he called the Islamabad advocate general, another attorney general, and top police officers.A court magistrate had allowed Gill’s physical detention by the Islamabad police for two days earlier and had also instructed staff to perform a medical examination.
However, the PTI politician was being imprisoned at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, which is under the control of the Punjab government, where the party is in power alongside the PML-Q.A sedition charge led to his arrest.
After Gill complained of respiratory problems, plans were made to transport him to the Rawalpindi District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital in an effort to thwart the handover.
After a standoff, Gill was finally transferred to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) by the Islamabad police on Wednesday night.According to the PTI, Gill was tortured while he was detained. The PTI leader is allegedly being forced into making a statement about Imran Khan, according to the party’s allegations.