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Imran Khan expresses concerns over 'treatment' of women prisoners

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman says that the history will remember the role of everyone at this moment when the whole nation which did a long struggle for the rule of law and the democracy is looking towards the judges.



Imran Khan expresses concerns over 'treatment' of women prisoners
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Lahore: Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan appealed to the judges of the Supreme Court to take notice of the violation of the fundamental rights and judicial inquiry of May 9 vandalism, expressing serious concners over 'treatment of the women prisoners' in the country. 

"We have also heard about rape," said Imran Khan while addressing the nation via YouTube on Sunday. The PTI chairman said that Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah addressed a press conference yesterday midnight in a bid to cover up the "wrong things".

"When he [Rana Sanaullah] addressed the press conference he removed all doubts, because whatever he [Rana Sanaullah] said show two things either they want to cover up the things because the women, they thought, would open up when they would come out of the jails or they want control the things which they thought could be problematic," said the PTI chairman.

He said, "I never saw such treatment with the women in history of this country,"  adding that the women were suffering in the jails. 

He said, "Thereofore, I request the honorable judges of the Supreme Court to take notice. There had been a long struggle for the democracy.  The whole nation is looking towards you [judges of the apex court]. The entire struggle of the nation for democracy will go wastage if the action is not taken now,".

He stated that he had no doubt that it was all done to de-politicize the women and they wanted to keep half of the population out of the politics. 

"This is a big cruelity that the women are being kept away from the politics," said Khan, adding that he always felt proud that the women and people from different walks of life took part in the political movement of the PTI.

He also addressed the government authorities to give a "time frame" to break the people from the PTI and then set a date for the elections to save the country from further devastatatio , saying that the country was heading towards destruction. 

"You can break the people from the PTI  as many as possible within the next four weeks and then you should set the date for elections. I'm not saying  that Imran Khan neeeds the power. I am making this appeal to the government for the sake of the country. You can break the PTI as much as you can within the next four weeks and then set a date for the elections," said Imran Khan while appealing to the government authorities.

The former prime minister regretted over violation of the fundamental rights of the citizens, curbs on the press freedom and struggle for the democracy.

He stated that the peaceful protests were the right of the people and when he was arrested on May 9 people took out to the streets for peaceful protests.  

"The peaceful protest is the right of the citizen under the law," said Khan, adding that those who set the Corpe Commander's house on fire must be brought to justice but set all other innocent people free. 

"The news are coming that the women are suffering in the jails," he regretted, pointing out that it was all done to spread fear among the citizens. 

The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, also urged the initiation of contempt proceedings against police officials who failed to adhere to court orders, specifically in the case of anchorperson Imran Riaz.

Expressing his concerns, Imran Khan questioned whether powerful individuals, simply by being part of the government, would be exempt from punishment for disregarding the law. He emphasized the need for accountability and the equal application of the law, regardless of a person's position or influence.