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Imran Khan accuses Quetta police of endangering Azam Swati’s life

PTI Chairman Imran Khan in a series of tweets lashed out at the ‘vengeful’ manner in which Senator Azam Swati is being treated.

PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused Quetta police of endangering Senator Azam Swati’s life.

To clarify, the Balochistan police on Friday arrested PTI Senator Azam Swati for posting controversial tweets against senior military officers.

Reacting to the arrest, PTI Chairman Imran Khan in a series of tweets lashed out at the ‘vengeful’ manner in which Senator Azam Swati is being treated, and called it shocking and condemnable.

“The vengeful manner in which Senator Swati is being treated is shocking and condemnable. He was moved to PIMS early morning after suffering severe chest pains & breathing issues. While test results were awaited, Quetta police got him discharged & took him away endangering his life,” Imran Khan said.

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“Equally outrageous is what is being considered such a great crime would in the entire civilised world be considered his democratic right to criticise. He must be released immediately. Sad to see our justice system unwilling to stop repeated violations of Swati’s basic human rights,” the former premier further added.

According to reports, PTI senator Azam Swati was taken to Quetta by Balochistan Police and he will be kept in kuchlak jail, Quetta. Balochistan police had earlier requested to arrest the PTI leader due to the different cases registered against the senator across Balochistan.

The news of Azam Swati’s arrest came minutes after Islamabad High Court (IHC) reserved its verdict on the senator’s plea seeking details of cases registered against him across the country.

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Earlier, senator Azam Swati filed a petition in the IHC to club all cases against him. The petition stated that the PTI senator Azam Swati was arrested in a false case. After the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) case, several other cases were also registered against him across Pakistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that Swati was arrested for the second time in the same case over a month after he secured post-arrest bail from a court in the capital city.