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Rights violations: Nobody listening to Alvi, Imran tells reporter

Our human rights petition is pending in SC and they are not hearing it

By Khalid Iqbal
January 28, 2024
Imran Khan is pictured at a lawyers convention in Lahore, on September 21, 2022. — AFP
Imran Khan is pictured at a lawyers' convention in Lahore, on September 21, 2022. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan said on Saturday there was no use of talking to President Dr Arif Alvi about the violation of human rights of his party members as nobody was listening to him.

Talking to the media in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, he regretted that due to the worst crackdown on his party activists, basic rights of people to live freely were being affected badly. He said the basic human rights were being flouted in the country. “Our human rights petition is pending in the Supreme Court and they are not hearing it.”

When a reporter asked Imran Khan “why don’t you talk to President about human rights petition”, Imran Khan said, “nobody listens to Arif Alvi”.

He said: “My lawyers are contesting elections. That’s why they could not appear in court today. We will fight the case completely. The legal team will resume appearing in court from Monday.”

However, Imran alleged: “The judge, jury and prosecution are all one. I will be punished.”

He said Najam Sethi had said the other day that he [judge] would deliver the verdict on the cipher case by February 5. “From where Najam Sethi got the information,” he said and added that “everyone knows where Najam Sethi got the information.”

He said Nawaz Sharif was getting relief. Everyone was lying about the level playing field. Nawaz Sharif’s only hope is that he will win elections through ‘Vigo Dala’, but people will not give win to him, Imran claimed.

Without uttering any name, the PTI founder said, “It is amazing that ‘he’ made two parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by updating the software.”

He said cases were being opened and closed against Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif and no one asked them questions. “My cases are being tried every day,” he complained.