SC summons Shahzad over letter alleging Swati’s custodial torture


Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Shahzad Waseem was summoned by the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday over his letter detailing alleged torture against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Azam Swati by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The senator was summoned on Monday at 10:00 am, by the director general of the court’s Human Rights Cell.

“Waseem was summoned as per the directives of the chief justice of Pakistan,” stated DG Human Rights Cell, in regard to the information gathered through the letter written by him and other PTI senators detailing the alleged custodial torture of Swati.

On October 17, PTI senators wrote to the apex court against the arrest, “torture and ill-treatment” of PTI leader and fellow senator Azam Swati during custody.

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