Who's transferring judges over and over again, asks PTI's Yasmin Rashid

"If some innocent is bailed, he is arrested again in new case. This is political vengeance against PTI," says PTI leader

Azam Malik
PTI leader Dr Yasmin Rashid in a PTI rally on May 6, 2023. —X/ @Dr_YasminRashid
  • Dr Rashid says PTI women imprisoned since a year.
  • PTI leader appeals to CJP to form judicial commission on May 9.
  • She asks why prosecutor's shying away from presenting arguments.

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Yasmin Rashid on Tuesday asked the "bogus government" who was over and over again transferring the judges hearing her and her party members’ cases.

"If some innocent is bailed, he is arrested again in a new case. This is not justice; this is political vengeance and the PTI has become a victim of this for one year,” the incarcerated PTI leader said in a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa.

She said it had been one year to the May 9 incident and the women belonging to her party were still imprisoned.

Dr Rashid also asked the “fake government” why police did not turn up with the cases’ records and where the prosecutor went when it was his turn to present arguments.

She appealed to the chief justice to constitute a judicial commission on May 9 as they had been waiting for getting justice for a year now.

Dr Rashid has been jailed for months in a case related to the provocative speeches delivered against state institutions at Lahore's Sherpao Bridge on May 9, the day marred by extreme violence and clashes with the law enforcers across the country over arrest of PTI founder Imran Khan.

Following the riots and a stream of arrests that followed, many PTI leaders, workers and supporters remain behind bars or were rearrested time and again in multiple cases registered against them.

At present, the PTI chief and his party's Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi are being held in custody in the cipher case, while other leaders remain jailed in cases pertaining to the violence that ensued on May 9 with their trials being conducted across various courts in the country.

The May 9 riots were triggered almost across the country after the deposed prime minister's arrest in the £190 million settlement case. Hundreds of PTI workers and senior leaders were put behind bars for their involvement in violence and attacks on military installations.

During the protests, the miscreants targeted the civil and military installations including — Jinnah House and the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. The military termed May 9 "Black Day" and decided to try the protesters under the Army Act.