PTI’s detained women declaring their arrests illegal deny being mistreated

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) arrested women have refuted reports of any mistreatment but have raised voice over their arrests without committing any crimes.

On Friday, the Punjab Police brought seven PTI arrested women before the Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) to be charged with participating in disturbances on May 9 and 10.

Khadija Shah, a fashion designer and the granddaughter of former army chief Asif Nawaz Janjua, was also among the group of women. Later, Khadija Shah was transferred to the Lahore High Court, where she had been ordered to appear.

After the completion of the identification parade, Investigation Officer Muhammad Sarwar escorted the women to court. PTI leader Aliya Hamza, Sanam Javed, and Tayyaba Raja were also present in the group.

PTI workers claimed to reporters that they had not been mistreated and that the real injustice was that they had been detained without having committed any crimes.

Since the violent protests that started on May 9 as soon as Imran Khan was taken into custody from Islamabad, PTI workers have been picked up in significant numbers.

The party has also asserted that the harsh conditions and mistreatment of its female employees and supporters in jails. However, both the federal government and Punjab’s interim administration have denied the assertion.