Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill told a court in Islamabad today (Friday, August 12) that he is being subjected to extreme torture in custody.

“I am a professor, not a criminal.” Gill said that he is not permitted to sleep and not even allowed to meet his lawyers. He alleged that no medical examination was conducted as claimed by the authorities. The Islamabad Police had earlier claimed that Gill underwent medical examination at the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and the medical report revealed that he was not tortured.

Shahbaz Gill was taken into custody on August 9 from Bani Gala Chowk for inciting the public against state institutions.

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A district and sessions court in Islamabad hearing a sedition case against Gill on Friday (August 12) rejected the prosecution’s request to extend Gill’s physical remand. Instead, the court sent him to jail on judicial remand.

Gill was presented in a court earlier today after the completion of two-day physical remand. On August 10, a court approved a two-day physical remand of Dr Shahbaz Gill in a sedition case.

Read more – Islamabad court sends Gill to jail on judicial remand

Strongly condemn the torture being inflicted on Shahbaz Gill: Imran Khan

PTI Chairman Imran Khan said he strongly condemns the torture being inflicted on Shahbaz Gill.

“Under what law & under who’s orders is this being done? If he broke any law then he shd be given a fair hearing.”

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Imran Khan added: “A climate of fear is being spread to make ppl kowtow before cabal of crooks.”