Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator A. Rehman Malik on Saturday has asked for a report on the misconduct with Ms. Aseefa Bhutto Zardari and manhandling of other elected public representatives by the security personnel and other staff and stopping her to meet her ailing father in PIMS Hospital, Islamabad, despite of having permission from the Court in this regard.
The notice states that the Senator A. Rehman Malik is of the view that according to the jail manual the room in the hospital becomes a sub-jail during judicial remand in such cases and the family members cannot be stopped to meet the accused after issuance of the permission from the honorable Court. He said that it is against the jail manual to stop the family members to see the accused despite of having permission from the court.
The Chairman Standing Committee on Interior has directed the Chief Commissioner Islamabad, Inspector General Police (IGP) Islamabad, IG Prisons Government of Punjab and PIMS Administration to inquire the whole incident and identity those responsible for the misconduct with Ms. Aseefa Bhutto Zardari and manhandling of other elected public representatives by the Security Personnel and other staff at PIMS Hospital, Islamabad.
The notice sent to Secretary Interior directs that a report on the said incident should be furnished within one week to be presented in the next meeting of the Committee.
Senator A. Rehman Malik said that it is inhumane act to stop a daughter from meeting her ailing father despite of having court orders. He said that government has sheer vendetta against President Asif Ali Zardari which was visible from the harsh attitude towards his daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari who was physically blocked to visit her father in hospital despite of having court order in her hand.