Imran Khan Calls On CJP Isa Regarding PTI’s Victimization
Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), penned a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Thursday, urging action against alleged political victimization of his party and the abduction and disappearance of its members.
Emphasizing the invocation of Article 184(3) of the Constitution of Pakistan, safeguarding political affiliation-related rights, Imran proposed the establishment of a commission to investigate the disappearances of PTI journalists and political workers. He expressed concern over the use of power to manipulate the political landscape and denounced the widespread arrests and abductions, emphasizing the need for the apex court’s intervention for a fair general election on February 8, 2024.
Notably, Imran mentioned the ban on his speeches and live broadcasts by the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and criticized the treatment of women arrested during the May 9 riots in Lahore. The letter highlighted alleged maltreatment by authorities in Punjab, Khyber-Paktunkhwa, and Islamabad, claiming targeted persecution of PTI-affiliated individuals through multiple criminal cases and re-arrests. Imran insisted on the apex court’s role in halting ongoing arrests and abductions to ensure a fair electoral process.