Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa took notice of the recent Karachi incident. According to ISPR, the COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa directed Commander Karachi Corps to initiate inquiry pertinent to the matter and determine the reality.
The arrest of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Capt (r) Muhammad Safdar Awan earlier this week turned into a major political controversy.
The Pakistan Army Chief directed the Commander Karachi Corps about the Karachi event and report him back immediately, ISPR added.
In the meantime, the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan summoned Governor Sindh Imran Ismail into the capital over recent developments in the aftermath of the arrest of PML-N Vice President Husband Captain (Retd) Safdar in Karachi.
The military media wing released the statement right after the press conference by Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House in Karachi where he requested General Bajwa to start an investigation into the recent Karachi incident.
While talking to media after top police officers of the Sindh province went on leave, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari criticized the incident happened and said “I am ashamed over whatever happened to Captain Safdar in my province.”
In addition to the story, the PPP supremo said that the Police officers were going on leave as it was a matter of respect for them.
“Who were the two people who took the IG along with them at 4 am from his house?” Bilawal asked the relevant authorities to inquire about the incident.
The Inspector-General of Police (IG) Sindh and other top senior Police officers of the Sindh Police put their leave request as a protest over exploit and mockery of the Sindh Police officials over involvement in the arrest of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Captain (Retd) Safdar Awan.