Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Dr Yasmin Rashid has revealed that she knows Raja Shakeel, the owner of the vehicle [Black Vigo] that brought deceased party worker Ali Bilal to the hospital where he breathed his last.
It appears that the former provincial minister knew the information since two days but didn’t reveal it despite the speculation on social media about how Bilal reached the hospital.
When asked on Geo News‘ show ‘Naya Pakistan‘ why she kept quiet, she replied, “Do you think I am always on social media, I have other important things to do as well.”
She said that when she was going to Bilal’s funeral, she was informed by Raja Shakeel himself that he and his guard picked up Bilal who was lying on the side of the road.
Earlier, Interim Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi said that Ali Bilal lost his life in a car accident and not due to custodial torture by the Punjab police.
He claimed that Shakeel informed Yasmin Rashid that Bilal was hit by a car. Later, Rashid also informed party leaders about it at Zaman Park.
On March 8, PTI workers were picked up by the police when a clash took place just before a scheduled election rally.
Later, the party leadership claimed that Bilal was tortured and killed while in police custody. Bilal’s postmortem report, issued by the Mayo Hospital, says the victim suffered “massive blunt trauma”, while a fracture to his skull and subsequent bleeding has been cited as the cause of death. The report also noted damage to his liver, spleen, and testes, which led to profuse bleeding.
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