Swati names mily officials behind ‘custodial torture’

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Azam Swati

The PTI leader, Azam Swati, on Friday held two military officials responsible for his custodial torture and called for them to be removed from their posts.

Swati, who was arrested earlier this month in a case registered against him over a controversial tweet thought to be against the armed forces, made the remarks at a press conference in Islamabad.

The PTI leader alleged “Maj-Gen Faisal” and “Sector Commander Fahim” were the “two culprits” behind his abuse and custodial torture. He revealed the names with the “expectation” from the nation, courts, president and parliament members that a proper investigation would be conducted and the officials would be “removed from their positions.”

He also demanded the ISI political wing be buried.” At the same time, the PTI leader acknowledged the professional expertise of the ISI and appreciated soldiers and generals, calling Pakistan “a living body whose soul is its people and the ISI.”

He insisted that he was “not insulting the brave army, but correcting them”, which was permissible under the Constitution.

During the press conference, he also showed the torture marks present on his hands “15 days after the incident”.

He further said that he had presented his case to the Supreme Court a few days ago in the presence of his lawyers and the journalist community.

 

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