RAWALPINDI / KARACHI: Army Chief of Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has ordered a high-level investigation into the facts behind the arrest of PML-N leader Captain Safdar (retired) in Karachi Monday morning.
“Noting the Karachi incident, COAS has directed the Commander of the Karachi Corps to immediately investigate the circumstances to determine the facts and report back as soon as possible,” Public Relations Inter Services (ISPR) said Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the military commander also called Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and discussed with him about the Karachi incident.
PPP welcomes COAS notification. The leader of the PPP parliament in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman, said the direction from the military chief for the investigation into the Karachi incident was an appreciative step. “PPP expects solid results from the COAS directive,” he added. He said the Karachi incident not only demoralized the Sindh Police but also an attempt to defame the institutions of the Pakistani Army.
“Keeping the IG Polri hostage to sign an order at one’s choice is intolerable,” he added.
Meanwhile, chairing the 236th Corps Commanders Conference at GHQ, General Bajwa said any attempt to destabilize the country would be met with a stern response.
“We have paid a very high price to achieve this peace and stability and any attempt to destabilize the country will be met with a stern response,” COAS said.
The conference discussed the geostrategic environment, regional and national security, said ISPR. The conference conducted a comprehensive review of the recent spike in terrorism incidents in the country, particularly in the tribal districts and Balochistan.
Paying the shining tribute to all the civilian and military martyrs for their ultimate sacrifice, the forum concluded that the geographic and ideological boundaries of the country will be defended at all costs.
Earlier, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appealed to military and ISI leaders to carry out an investigation to find out the identities of the people suspected of besieging the home of the Sindh police inspector general at 02.00 on Tuesday, and taking them to an undisclosed location Tuesday. 4 am.
Speaking at a press conference at Bilawal House in Karachi, Bilawal said the IGP had been humiliated, harassed and arrested at dawn. He said the incident had become a matter of dignity and honor for police officers as well as himself, because after that they started leaving.
“All the police officers have questioned who were the people who went to the IGP house late at night and then moved him to an undisclosed location. They want to know the identities of the people who surrounded the IGP Building, ”he said, adding that CM Sindh had announced he would investigate the incident.
Bilawal said she was embarrassed after what happened to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retired) Safdar made her face red.
Bilawal demanded that General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General of the ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed investigate what kind of institutions they work in the province.
He said officials from important institutions stationed in the province should carry out their duties for national security and to maintain law and order.
He said the Sindh government, together with the police and these institutions were doing their work collectively. He says police after losing their prestige will not be able to carry out their duties in this.
He said he could not tolerate an incident that lowered the morale of the Sindh police. He said baseless controversy had emerged after several slogans were raised at the Mazar-e-Quaid mausoleum. He said that in the past when PM Imran Khan visited Mazar, similar political slogans were raised, but no one attempted to propose an FIR. He said that disturbing guests and arresting them at dawn was tantamount to taunting people in Sindh. He said that every institution must work within the scope of law, which is everyone’s desire.
He said, apart from the examination by the provincial government, other agencies must also carry out the examination. He said police officials’ complaints had to be resolved because the police were responsible for maintaining law and order in the province. “From SHO to high-ranking officials, all the police have asked the same questions,” he said.
He accused police in other provinces of acting as if they were a PTI political force from PTI. He said that they had to face big problems when they wanted to change the Sindh IGP. He says red line has been crossed. “If it is a conspiracy to defame the Sindh government, that is very bad advice. Political issues aside, no one should cross the red line because it makes a bad impression. This institution belongs to everyone, “he said.
He said the community had given the PPP a historic mandate, but it was impossible for one party to solve the country’s problems. The PPP chairman said the massive attendance of people at a public meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement in Karachi on October 18 was like a referendum on Prime Minister Imran Khan and his facilitators. He said the public meeting was becoming more successful than they had hoped. To a question, he said the federal government alone cannot enforce a Governor’s Regulation on the province. For other questions, Bilawal admitted that he did not demand the resignation of the Director General, Sindh Rangers.
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