Shireen Mazari, a member of the Pakistan People’s Party (PTI), has been detained in Islamabad
Shireen Mazari, a former Human Rights Minister and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was arrested in Islamabad on Saturday, according to multiple media outlets.
Shireen Mazari was arrested in a property case filed in Dera Ghazi Khan, according to an Islamabad police statement. From Islamabad’s Kohsar police station, the former minister was transferred to DG Khan.
Shireen was dragged out of a car by female police officers while protesting, “No. “Please don’t come near me.” “There is no issue,” police officials said, adding that the matter could be discussed “peacefully.”
Imaan Zainab Mazari, the former minister’s daughter, claimed on Twitter that he was “beaten and taken away by male police officers.” “All I know is that she’s been taken by Lahore’s Anti-Corruption Wing,” she added.
“Dr Shireen Mazari was arrested by female police officers as per the law on the request of the anti-corruption department,” Islamabad police said. Any allegations of mismanagement are unfounded.”
On Twitter, PTI’s Iftikhar Durrani confirmed the news, saying, “Dr Shireen Mazari was picked up outside her house a while ago, everyone must reach Police Station Kohsaaar!”
Imaan Zainab Mazari called her mother’s detention a “kidnapping” while speaking to journalists outside the Kohsar police station. She stood alongside PTI leaders Fawad Chaudhry and Shibli Faraz and said, “She was kidnapped — I won’t say she was arrested.”
“When someone is arrested, the police notify you of the charge,” she explained.
“I have no idea where she is right now.” “This government abducted her because they believe women are easy targets,” Imaan explained, adding, “I will not spare anyone if anything happens to my mother.”
Fawad Chaudhry, for one, agreed that the detention was a kidnapping. “We are being kidnapped.” Her current location is unknown to us. He went on to say, “This is a grave violation of human rights.”
The former information minister went on to say that the way this government took a woman and “subjected her to violence and tore her clothes, as well as the inhumane way she was taken is condemnable.”
“Mazari is a well-known human rights activist and respected academic,” Chaudhry said. “If the government has declared war, we have declared war as well.” Now, if a fight is necessary, it will be necessary,” he added.
Mazari’s detention has been criticized by politicians and journalists.
Mazari was “violently abducted from outside her house by this fascist regime,” said former Prime Minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan in response to the incident.
Mazari was strong and fearless, according to the PTI chairman, and if the “imported government” believes it can coerce her with “fascism,” they are mistaken!
The ex-premier claimed that the PTI’s anti-government protests were peaceful, but that “this fascist imported government” is attempting to plunge the country into chaos.
“As if destroying the economy wasn’t bad enough, they now want anarchy to avoid elections.” We will demonstrate today and again after the CC meeting tomorrow. He went on to say, “I’ll announce our long march.”
Shafqat Mehmood, the president of the Pakistan People’s Party in Punjab, has strongly condemned the former human rights minister’s “illegal and brutal kidnapping.” He also stated that the party would stage a protest at 8 p.m. at the Liberty roundabout in Lahore.
“Shireen Mazari was insulted by male police officers and was dragged away and arrested,” Farrukh Habib said of the detention. Officials had previously paid her a visit.”
Babar Awan, a former law minister, slammed the government for detaining Shireen, calling it “shameless and show-off,” and saying it proved that no one is safe.
Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) strongly condemned the incident, calling it “despicable and the worst form of political oppression.” “In the land of the pure, nothing seems to change,” he observed.
“Shireen Mazari, the first political prisoner under the current administration,” tweeted journalist Mazhar Abbas. Governments and political leaders are unwilling to learn from history. I don’t agree with everything she says, but I do condemn her arrest and humiliation.”
Meanwhile, Shahbaz Gill, the former special assistant to the prime minister on political communication, has directed PTI workers to the Kohsar police station in the capital.