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Marriyum Aurangzeb terms claims of torture on Gill ‘propaganda’

Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has termed the allegations that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill was tortured in police custody “propaganda”.

PTI leader Shahbaz Gill was arrested on August 9 following his comments no a TV programme wherein he had allegedly called for mutiny in the military.

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The PTI and its chairman, Imran Khan, have alleged that Gill was tortured in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, with Khan claiming on Friday that the torture included sexual abuse.

While addressing a press conference on Saturday, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that propaganda was underway that torture and sexual abuse had occurred in order to distract attention from the case  for which Gill was arrested in the first place.

Marriyum said that she was categorically stating that torture should not be carried out, but it did not happen in this case.

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The information minister claimed that the ‘video’ of Gill’s torture was actually that of a different incident in Chakwal, in which locals tortured a child predator. She claimed that the video had been edited and portrayed as that of Gill’s alleged torture.

She further said that spreading such videos fell under the purview of cybercrime.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said that in inquiry into the allegations of torture was underway and that Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah would be holding a press conference with the evidence soon.

She said that the point of making such claims to distract people from the case at hand, similar to how Lasbela helicopter martyrs were criticised when the foreign funding verdict came out.

She also showed a video of Gill, claiming that it was shot an hour back, and which showed Gill to be well and interacting with police without an oxygen mask.

She said the video showed Gill’s “real situation”. On Friday, when Gill was brought to court he had appeared to be in tears and was pleading for an oxygen mask.

On Friday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah had said that no torture had occurred and that Gill was faking it.

Meanwhile on Saturday, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that an independent panel consisting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan People’s Party and PTI members should be formed to investigate the ‘torture’ matter.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Big liar champion of twisting the facts she has been doing to prove the looters as the innocent and kicked on just AQAMA.
    Why the acting P.M at Pakistan needed to have the AQAMA BY THE WAY? and why he needed to go for the NOKRI THERE by the way will she tell the nation ever?
    The convicted had the decision consisting of more than 450 pages she did not know or just cheating the nation and misguiding the fact and the looted Pakistanis who are ruled by these regimes since the last 36 years and have been eating their tax money worth trillions per year,almost drained to their banks.
    If Gill is pretending to police and he is fit so he is denied to appear before the party leaders and was questioned by the law authorities why he did not appear like a common man and was rushed in an ambulance and had been wearing the oxygen mask and why the doctors said he had many suffering diseases and why there has been changed three boards for his needful reporting on his health.
    The shame games done with the Gil have been confirmed at large and now the judiciary has to make it sure each has the equal rights to have access to early justice as the equal gender with equal rights and respect,article,25.

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