Khadija Shah, the daughter of Pakistan’s former army chief and a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, has written an open letter from jail, shedding light on the suffering of 18 female inmates associated with her party. Khadija Shah was arrested for her alleged involvement in the violence on May 9. In her letter, she expressed empathy and called for humanity towards these 19 female inmates, including herself.
As per PTI reports, Khadija Shah, a fashion designer by profession and the daughter of the late General Asif Nawaz Janjua, was among the women who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the attacks on military establishments on May 9. The violence erupted following the arrest of PTI chief Imran Khan in a corruption case.
Khadija Shah is currently serving her sentence, as Imran Khan was later released on bail but remains in jail regarding a case related to the leaking of classified documents. Last week, Khadija Shah was re-arrested, and she has now issued a handwritten letter that her husband shared on PTI’s official Twitter account on Wednesday.
In the five-page letter, Khadija Shah described the tales of “separation, pain, and agony” among the party’s female inmates. She stated that PTI’s incarcerated women have suffered harsh penalties, and she urged the world to pay attention to their plight. She wrote, “The women who are currently imprisoned are not just 18 women. They are 18 homes, 18 families, and countless lives shattered completely.”
It is worth noting that on May 9, there were alleged attacks on various military and ISI buildings in Rawalpindi and Faisalabad, leading to the arrest of over 10,000 PTI leaders and activists across the country.