The 'political victimization' issue would be brought up internationally by the PTI.


The ‘political victimization’ issue would be brought up internationally by the PTI.
According to Mazari, the dossier details the “human rights breaches” committed by PTI supporters between April and March.

A supporter of former prime minister Imran Khan, walks with a riot shield used by the police, during a clash outside the federal judicial complex in Islamabad, Pakistan March 18, 2023. PHOTO: REUTERS

On Tuesday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) declared that it will bring up the subject of legal actions taken against its leadership and worker arrests in international forums.

Senior PTI leader Dr. Shireen Mazari announced during a press conference that the party has developed a paper detailing the “human rights breaches” committed by PTI supporters between April 10, 2022, and March 21, 2023.

Three elements make up these records, Mazari said to the reporters. She said, “The first portion discusses the PTI and its supporters’ ‘political exploitation,’ including the Zaman Park [Lahore] operation.

“In addition to this, political limitations and the government’s treatment of its critics as well as Imran Khan’s homicidal attack are cited. The case(s) against the PTI chairman and the party leadership are also included in the paper.

The former human rights minister said that in the second section, in addition to highlighting the targeting of opponents through the media, instances of restrictions on journalists’ freedom of speech and their silence had been noted.

“The topic of audio and video leaks is also covered in the third section. Since it’s unclear who taped the prime minister’s telephone line and what their motivations were, even though it was obviously illegal, she continued.

In order for the world to “know how the government is breaking” the country’s laws as well as the human and basic rights, Mazari said that the paper included included constitutional clauses.

“No case may be brought twice in accordance with Article 13 [of the Constitution], yet the administration is utilizing this provision against us. The transgressions of the seven [international] human rights conventions, to which Pakistan was a signatory, have already been noted.

“Now our social media professionals” were also being targeted, according to Mazari. Azhar Mashwani, a party activist, had been absent for five days, but “no one is assuming responsibility or claiming his detention,” the speaker said.

Fawad Chaudhry, a top PTI politician, emphasized the arrest of Hassaan Niazi during the event. He said that Hassaan was a lawyer and that “it would have been better if he had remained out.” “Are Pakistanis denied rights? ”

He informed reporters that 1,060 party members had been detained as of March 21 despite 15 first information reports (FIRs) being filed against the PTI chairman in a single day. “We are putting together a list of 1,100 further arrests.”