Imran terms Gill’s abduction, torture ‘part of conspiracy’


Ex-PM directs home secretary, jail IG to shift Gill to a hospital
Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed concern about party leader and former SAPM Shahbaz Gill being sent into police remand again.
In his latest tweets, the former PM wrote, “Very concerned about Shahbaz Gill being sent into police remand again. He is in a fragile state of mental and physical health because of the torture inflicted on him when he was abducted & taken to undisclosed location & then again at the police station.”
He also said, “This is part of conspiracy to target me and PTI by forcibly getting false statements against us similar to what they have been doing against social media activists.”
“This is absolutely unacceptable. We will take all legal & pol actions to counter not only this torture being inflicted upon Shahbaz Gill but also any such extra-Constitutional & extra-legal actions being devised against us,” the PTI chairman added.
Meanwhile, soon after PTI leader Shahbaz Gill was remanded to Islamabad Police custody for another two days, Imran Khan ordered the Punjab administration to move him to a hospital.
Imran Khan gave this order to Punjab home secretary and Punjab jails Inspector General (IG). He ordered both government officials to immediately shift Gill to a hospital in Rawalpindi.
PTI had alleged that Gill was stripped naked and tortured when he was in custody of Islamabad Police – which was under the federal government led by PML-N – after getting arrested on sedition charges.
The government officials told ex-PM that it would be illegal to do so. But, Imran Khan pushed them to follow his orders no matter what the consequences of it are going to be.