In the recent news, the human rights entity, International Human Rights Foundation (IHRF) has said that it has received credible reports of abuses of authority in Pakistan. “We are setting up a working group on this issue. We are currently gathering accurate information about what happened. We welcome any evidence and reliable news,” the human rights entity stated on its official Twitter handle on Monday.
We have received credible reports of abuses of authority in #Pakistan🇵🇰. We are setting up a working group on this issue. We are currently gathering accurate information about what happened. We welcome any evidence and reliable news. Here or on WhatsApp +19179009044. @PTIofficial pic.twitter.com/rtZJDq6mLi
— International Human Rights Foundation (@Declaracion) August 22, 2022
Human Rights Entity Will Investigate Reports of Abuses Recently Emerged in the Country
The development from the human rights entity comes at a time when reports of abuses of some politicians and journalists have emerged in the country. Shahbaz Gill, a close aide of former prime minister Imran Khan, was arrested from Bani Gala Chowk in Islamabad a few days ago after a video clip of his controversial remarks aired on a television channel went viral on social media.
Imran Khan Fights to Bring Justice to Shahbaz Gill
After seeing photos and videos showing Gill gasping for air while being taken to the court and hospital, the PTI chairman went to see Gill at the PIMS on Friday evening but was denied permission. Imran Khan had claimed that Gill was being sexually abused while in police custody, vowing that he would leave no stone unturned to bring to justice those who were responsible for mentally and physically torturing his aide.
Moreover, reports of abuses and videos of Gill also emerged on Monday in which he can be seen arguing with the doctors as they were forcing him to eat. Meanwhile, journalist Jameel Farooqui was arrested in Karachi over ‘falsely’ accusing the Islamabad Police of ‘custodial torture of Shahbaz Gill. The police maintained that Farooqui in his vlogs had accused the capital police of inflicting physical and sexual violence on former premier Imran Khan’s chief of staff.