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Shireen Mazari’s rearrest: Public backlash intensifies as daughter exposes police torture

Imaan Mazari took to social media to share her mother's harrowing experience at the police station. She stated that she heard her mother screaming.

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PTI Senior Vice President and former Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari was recently rearrested from the Islamabad High Court, despite being granted bail.

The circumstances surrounding her arrest have sparked a widespread public backlash, particularly due to the disturbing revelations made by her daughter, Imaan Mazari, on Twitter.

Lawyer Imaan Mazari took to social media to share her mother’s harrowing experience at the police station. She stated that she heard her mother screaming and she herself was dragged and beaten by a male police officer. These allegations of police violence have further fueled public outrage.

Read more: Imaan Mazari exposes custodial torture by Islamabad Police

Political leaders, human rights activists, and journalists have condemned the treatment allegedly being meted out to the PTI leader. Furthermore, outrage also poured out over how Imaan Mazari was treated by the police when she went to the Secretariat Police Station to inquire about her mother.

Netizens have strongly condemned the treatment of Shireen Mazari, expressing their anger and demanding justice for the former minister. The incident has ignited a broader debate on the state of human rights and police misconduct in the country.

In response to the allegations, the Islamabad police have rejected the claims of any beating or scuffle taking place when Imaan Mazari went to the police station.

Read more: IHC expects the complaint against Imaan Mazari-Hazir to be withdrawn

“No incident of violence or scuffle took place. All arrests are being made in accordance with law and order. Islamabad Police will uphold the rule of law,” Islamabad police said on Twitter.

PTI leader Shireen Mazari was released from central Jail Adiala. The Islamabad High Court had declared the detention of PTI leader Shireen Mazari under the MPO-3, unlawful.

A bench of the high court comprising of Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb declared the district magistrate’s detention order under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) as void and ordered the immediate release of former federal minister Shirin Mazari.

However, Islamabad police arrested PTI leader Shireen Mazari from outside of Adiala jail moments after her release.