- Three member bench will hear petition which is headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan.
- Petition’s hearing will take place at SC at 11am on September 16 (tomorrow).
- Bench also constitutes of Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail.
ISLAMABAD: A special bench is formed by the Supreme Court to hear a petition seeking to investigate the alleged torture of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s aide, Shahbaz Gill.
The three-member bench will hear the petition which is headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan.
The bench also comprises Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail.
The petition’s hearing will take place at the SC at 11am on September 16 (tomorrow).
It should be noted that the PTI had alleged torture and sexual abuse of Gill during his physical remand at Adiala jail, Rawalpindi. The party claimed that Gill was tortured and abused during custody, demanding that the matter be probed.
Gill was in custody following a sedition case filed against him last month for allegedly inciting mutiny within the military’s ranks.
Shahbaz Gill granted bail by IHC
Earlier today, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted confirmed bail to Gill in the case.
On August 9, the PTI leader was arrested by Islamabad police from the Banigala Chowk on charges of sedition and inciting the public against state institutions on August 9.
On September 2, the PTI leader moved the IHC, seeking his interim bail in the case as the local court in the federal capital had rejected his bail plea and observed that “despite being a responsible person, Gill made a sensational statement” that was enough to disturb the harmony and discipline of the Pakistan Army.