Amraiz Khan Lahore
While condemning the privacy of Azam Sawati’s family PTI Chief Imran Khan has demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial to take suo moto notice of the incident.
Former Prime Minister took to Twitter and said, “Pakistan was created on Islamic moral values of human dignity, honour of the family & inviolability of chadar & chardawari”.
He further said, “What has happened to Azam Swati at the hands of the State has been a blatant violation of all these values – from being stripped naked to custodial torture and now this video where the privacy of his wife has been violated.”
The PTI chief also apologised on behalf of Pakistan to Mrs Swati over the incident. “I want to apologise on behalf of Pakistan to Mrs Swati, a very private, non-public, tahajut guzaar lady for the pain, anguish, and sense of humiliation she is passing through,” he wrote.
“It is both shocking, despicable & utterly condemnable. No human being should have to suffer this. I call on the CJP to take suo moto notice of this,” he wrote in a tweet.
Imran Khan’s statement comes hours after Senator Azam Swati narrated shocking details of what happened to him and his family in a press conference. Swati, while breaking into tears during the presser, alleged that someone from an unknown number sent a private video of him and his wife to his daughter and wife.
“My daughter said that her mother had been sent a video clip by someone from an unknown number… and you are in that video,” said the PTI leader while describing the ordeal.
Imran Khan said that what the Senator and his wife have been going through is shocking and utterly condemnable.
On the other hand, PTI leaders including Fawad Chaudhry, Farrukh Habib, Shaukat Tarin, and others also expressed grief over it. Fawad Chaudhry said that he has been feeling sad after the press conference of Swati.
He said that it is because of Imran Khan that Pakistan didn’t have to face a situation like that in Sri Lanka. People’s Party Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said this is a slap on the face of all the senators.
Former Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said that it is a shame that an attempt is being made to blackmail a gentleman making a private video.
Meanwhile, PTI leader Farrukh Habib said that no one can even imagine that anyone can fall to such a low level for personal gains. He further said, “What has happened to Azam Swati at the hands of the State has been a blatant violation of all these values – from being stripped naked to custodial torture and now this video where the privacy of his wife has been violated.”