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Karachi incident’s report should be made public to let people know of reality: Abbasi

Karachi incident’s report should be made public to let people know of reality: Abbasi
November 11, 2020

Speaking to the journalists in the federal capital, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said if a former prime minister can be summoned to court then the report can also be made public to remove all confusions.

The former prime minister maintained that a summary of the inquiry report was shared yesterday in which it was said that some officers acted ‘over zealously’. “We will also say in our case that we acted ‘over zealously’ and started electricity projects in haste,” he added.

The PML-N leader said that he has been accused of misuse of authority, not committing corruption. He said that he has requested to court to televise the case proceedings live and he will personally pay all the expenses.

Earlier a day, the inquiry of 'Karachi incident' has been completed on the orders of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a probe into Sindh police chief Mushtaq Mahar’s “grievances” against the backdrop of the registration of a sloganeering case against PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar has been completed. The inquiry was completed on the orders of COAS Bajwa.

"All officers found responsible have been removed from their posts in light of the court of inquiry," it added.

They will be held to account for violating the code of conduct at the General Headquarters, the ISPR said.

“Court of Inquiry on the orders of COAS pertaining to the issue of redress of Inspector General Police Sindh’s grievances, in the backdrop of 18 Oct 2020 Karachi incident, has been completed,” read a statement issued by the ISPR.

“The Court of Inquiry has established that on night 18/19 Oct officers from Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) and ISI sector Headquarters Karachi were considerably seized with the fall out of desecration of Mazar-e-Quaid,” it said.

“They were under increasing public pressure to ensure prompt action as per the law. Assessing the response of police authorities against this developing yet volatile situation to be slow and wanting, in a charged environment, the concerned ISI/Rangers officers decided to act, rather over zealously.”

“They were indeed experienced enough to have acted more prudently and could have avoided creating an unwarranted situation that led to misunderstanding between the two state institutions. Based on the recommendations of the Court of Inquiry, it has been decided to remove the concerned officers from their current assignments for further departmental proceedings and disposal at GHQ.”