Jamshed Dasti is not prominently a renowned figure in Pakistani politics but he is a member of National of Assembly and represents Awami Raj Party. Yesterday, a viral video featuring Jamshed Dasti pleading for a reprieve and urging for bail through a police vehicle’s grilled window. Jamshed was remanded for 6-straight days after he was taken into police’s custody on 23rd of June.
The MNA alleges the Punjab police of incurring severe torture on him. He accuses the living conditions in his jail amid rats, scorpions and all kinds of dreadful threats looming around. The disturbing video shows Jamshed Dasti crying for help, pleading the CJP to take his case constructively. If you haven’t seen the video, here’s it is:
NS creating worst history of dictatorship & tyranny. Jamshed Dasti forced to starvation & tortured by police. SC must take suo moto notice! pic.twitter.com/rkkEsRdNJX
— Naz Baloch (@NazBaloch_) June 29, 2017
You can hear Jamshed Dasti describing the torture allegedly waged by the police on him. He alleges them of starving him, allegedly persecuting him for speaking out the truth. He also mentions that his sister is battling 3rd stage of cancer and his mother’s condition is also not well.
I am a poor man and I am not at fault. They dragged me and beat me. – Jamshed Dasti
Pakistanis have come out in support of MNA Jamshed Dasti
A whole trend – #FreeJamshedDasti – on Twitter is going on and people continue to show their support for him.
Look at the way the punjab police is treating jamshed dasti…and these guys were screaming because husain's pic got leaked
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) June 29, 2017
In few days the whole Sharif family will be treated the same way they are treating Jamshed Dasti, Insha Allah!
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) June 29, 2017
Nation wants Jamshed Dasti out of bars. He is suffering because he is fighting against feudal lords. pic.twitter.com/TIUWa8rdJm
— Dr. Nabeel Alvi (@RphNabeel) June 29, 2017
There is a dual law in the country. While Jamshed Dasti is under detention, the killers of Model Town remain at large.
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) June 29, 2017
On one hand is Gov MPA & a murderer Majeed Achakzai treated like a VIP and on the other hand is Dasti being tortured for…
We demand immediate release of Jamshed Dasti, its a democratic country why dictatorship 4 a indept MNA, what's his crime?
— Asim Khan ? (@asamkhan852) June 29, 2017
Targeting MNA Jamshed Dasti thru arrest, fake cases & torture simply bec he is a vocal opponent in NA exposes Sharif bros fascist ideology!
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) June 29, 2017
The story develops… Babar Awan will now lead the case of Jamshed Dasti in court
Shortly after Babar Awan joined PTI, news came out that he would lead the case of Dasti upon Imran Khan’s request. Here’s him tweeting his support for Jamshed Dasti:
Me & Jamshed Dasti led protests against Nawaz on his face during Mamnoon's speech. He is arrested because of it. #FreeJamshedDasti
— Babar Awan (@BabarAwanPK) June 29, 2017
Pakistanis are surely disgusted after hearing our what Jamshed had to speak about his treatment by the Punjab Police in jail. It’s sad how he still has to face such a barbaric torture, while the corrupt and fascists are free, out in the world.
Now the case is hanging on the proceedings in the court and any development shall be dealt as accordingly.