LAHORE: Punjab’s Information Minister Amir Mir said that the report on slain PTI worker Ali Bilal, also known as Zille Shah, is expected by tomorrow night.
While speaking exclusively to The Pakistan Daily, Punjab Interim Information Minister Amir Mir said that the report on slain PTI worker Zille Shah is expected by tomorrow night.
Mir also rubbished claims of PTI alleging custodial torture and hinted that the death may have been caused due to an accident.
Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry on Friday claimed that slain party worker Ali Bilal’s father was abducted after his funeral while other members of the family are in police custody.
Fawad took to Twitter to share the news and quoted the PTI’s lawyers wing as his source.
He expressed fears that Bilal’s case would suffer the same fate as many before him, “a video will be released from police custody stating that we [Bilal’s family] forgive Mohsin Naqvi and the police”.
However, the former minister warned, “this country will not forget”.
The PTI claims that Ali Bilal, more commonly known to his comrades as Zil-e-Shah, died of police violence and torture after personnel launched a crackdown on party workers and supporters protesting near PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s residence in Zaman Park on Wednesday.
The former ruling party had announced a rally from Zaman Park to Data Darbar to mark the launch of its election campaign. But violence broke out after police moved to Zaman Park to prevent the demonstrators from advancing towards Mall Road.
The PTI chief shared the news of the death of the party worker on a social media platform. “Ali Bilal unarmed & our dedicated & passionate PTI worker murdered by Punjab police,” Imran wrote on Twitter.
“Shameful, this brutality on unarmed PTI workers who were coming to attend [the] election rally. Pakistan is in the grip of murderous criminals. We will file cases against IG, CCPO & others for murder,” he said.