PTI women prisoners not being subjected to ‘sexual assault’: committee

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SSP Investigations Lahore Anoosh Masood addressing a press conference in Lahore, on May 30, 2023, in this still taken from a video. — YouTube/GeoNews
SSP Investigations Lahore Anoosh Masood addressing a press convention in Lahore, on Might 30, 2023, on this nonetheless taken from a video. — YouTube/GeoNews

A two-member staff of the Punjab authorities has rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) allegations about its celebration’s ladies being subjected to mistreatment and sexual assault of ladies in Punjab prisons.

In dialog with journalists exterior Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, SSP Investigations Lahore Anoosh Masood and Deputy Commissioner Lahore Rafia Haider mentioned they “strongly” rejected the Imran Khan-led celebration’s claims.

The committee members termed the allegations “nothing however a pack of lies” as not one of the 10 ladies they met individually knowledgeable them about being mistreated.

“I need to point out right here {that a} specialist and a gynaecologist are current right here. There is a library current right here and all ladies are being allowed to learn any e-book they need,” Masood advised journalists.

“There’s clear consuming water right here. Mattress sheets are clear right here. Even when they want garments, they’re obtainable for them,” she mentioned.

“All inmates within the case, together with Khadija Shah, had been nice,” Masood added.

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi had shaped the two-member committee to research the allegations levelled by PTI of mistreatment of its feminine supporters in prisons who had been arrested after the Might 9 vandalism.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan had claimed that the celebration supporters had been being “molested and harassed” and urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial to intervene advert take discover of the matter.

1000’s of PTI staff who’ve been arrested in reference to the Might 9 violence additionally embrace ladies, whereas CM Naqvi had initially claimed that ladies have been handled in step with the legislation he has now shaped a committee to probe the problem.

Earlier, CM Naqvi had mentioned the PTI was resorting to propaganda relating to ladies being mistreated in prisons.

He had revealed that 32 ladies had been arrested and solely 11 of them are nonetheless in jail now. The chief minister added that it’s his authorities’s obligation to make sure that “moms and sisters stay protected”.