Azam Swati demands higher judicial inquiry into his custodial torture

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Senator Azam Swati has demanded a higher judicial inquiry into the atrocities committed against him and the immediate removal of two of his convicts from their posts to redress extra-constitutional abuse and custodial torture of a senior parliamentarian.

Addressing a press conference in Peshawar he requested the COAS to end the political wing before retirement.

He took two names and said that Major General Faisal and Sector Commander Faheem should be removed from their posts immediately after the torture of a senior parliamentarian.

He said that the doctors should also be asked at whose behest the torture marks on his body were ignored. He questioned, “After all, how did they not see this violence even after 15 days and how did I continue to be handed over to them on physical remand?”

Swati stated that the FIA will have to answer at whose behest the FIR was lodged against him. He said that he was beaten up in front of his innocent granddaughters and that trauma will stay with them forever.”

He also asked to which unknown people he was handed over?

Addressing the Chief Justice of Pakistan, he said that he had brought his case to the SC along with his fellow senators and journalists; further saying that he was waiting for justice as an ordinary Pakistani. He demanded the CJP provision of justice as a basic right should be made available.

He said that they provided evidence as the preamble of the constitution states that the authority lies with Allah and then the people of Pakistan who will use that right. He said that no army officer could use that authority.

At the start of the press conference, he said that he would not speak on political issues. He said that DG ISI and DG ISPR stated yesterday that the army will not have any role in politics but will be watched by the nation collectively.

He also said that ISI is the backbone of Pakistan but its political wing, whose few people have become owners of everything in Pakistan, and their ill-doings cannot be imagined by anyone. He said that the purpose was correction and removal of these ill-doings and he didn’t want to malign the army.

Azam Swati said that he has high hopes that the court will investigate the illegal behaviour and torture against him.


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