Shahbaz Gill’s legal team not allowed to meet him at PIMS Hospital

Islamabad police start inquiry into torture allegations: Meeting decides to supervise food being given to PTI leader: Doctors at PIMS to conduct yet another test of Shahbaz Gill

By: News Desk
Published: 10:04 AM, 20 Aug, 2022
Shahbaz Gill’s legal team not allowed to meet him at PIMS Hospital
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The legal team of Shahbaz Gill on Saturday was not allowed to meet him at PIMS Hospital, Islamabad where he was admitted for his medical re-examination on the direction of the sessions court, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Talking to media, the PTI lawyers said that they were barred to visit Gill in the hospital. They said that they came to get their power of attorney signed by Gill and they also wanted to get the medical report of the PTI leader from the hospital doctors. 

“But we have been told that we are not allowed to meet him,” the legal team rued.

Meanwhile, the Islamabad police started an inquiry into allegations of torture on PTI leader and Imran Khan’s chief of staff Shahbaz Gill during his detention.

According to sources, a special meeting was held in the federal capital under the chair of DG Headquarters, Islamabad. The meeting was attended by top police officials and also by the investigation officers of the case. 

Sources said that it was decided to completely supervise the food being given to Gill

Police have started recording statements on Gill’s torture allegations. They also have also recorded doctors’ statements. 

Sources said that the Islamabad IG police himself was supervising the inquiry.

The meeting participants were also briefed about the court order.

The Islamabad High Court has directed the IG police to submit a report on the allegations of torture on Gill

On Friday, a sessions court refused to grant extension in the physical remand of Gill as requested by the police. The PTI leader came to the court on a wheelchair. The judge directed the authorities to shift Gill to PIMS Hospital and again conduct his medical examination. 

Imran Khan who went to the hospital later in the evening to inquire after his aide’s health, the authorities did not let him see Gill

Concerned over the treatment being meted out to Gill, Imran announced countrywide rallies to express solidarity with his chief of staff who is facing sedition charges. 

The PTI chief in his tweets on Friday alleged that “all the pictures & videos show clearly Gill was tortured both mentally & physically including sexual abuse - most too gruesome to relate. He was humiliated to break him down. I now have full detailed info.”

Imran further wrote: “Tomorrow I will be leading a rally after Maghrib, from China chowk to F9 Park, in support of Dr Gill & in protest against the torture inflicted on him.” 

Doctors at PIMS to conduct yet another test of Shahbaz Gill

PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, who is currently in Islamabad Police’s custody for questioning in connection with his anti-Pakistan Army statement, is experiencing difficulty in breathing due to which the medical board constituted to look into his health issues decided to conduct his yet another test on Saturday.

Quoting its sources, the channel reported that the Board had decided to conduct his CT Pulmonary Angiography. 

Gill is presently admitted at Islamabad’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). 

And despite the fact, the sources added, his all medical reports were normal, he was still facing breathing issues.    

They informed that Gill’s blood pressure and body temperature were being regularly checked. 

Petition seeking suspension of Gill’s remand filed in IHC: 

Meanwhile, a petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), seeking suspension of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill’s physical remand.

And along with it some additional medical reports of the PTI leader were also submitted so that the court could be satisfied that he had genuine health issues. 

A copy of Judicial Magistrate’s yesterday’s decision was also submitted to the court.  

Reporters: Tayyab Saif, Ehtesham Kiyani