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Sindh govt forms five-member committee to probe arrest of Captain Safdar

Sindh govt forms five-member committee to probe arrest of Captain Safdar
October 22, 2020

KARACHI (92 News) – The Sindh government has formed a five-member committee to probe the arrest of Captain (retd) Safdar.

According to the sources, the provincial government formed a committee to probe the issues of IG Sindh and arrest of Capt Safdar.

The sources said that Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Sindh government spokesman Murtaza Wahab were part of the five-member committees.

Sources further informed that the committee has been tasked to complete the investigation on the issues and submit a report to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

On the other hand, Murad Ali Shah's held a meeting with top police officials including IG. He directed police officers to continue work. The decision of 58 officers including IG Sindh to go on leave has been deferred. The Sindh Assembly also passed a resolution in support of the police.

Earlier, Sindh IG Mushtaq Mahar has deferred his own leave and ordered his officers to withdraw their leave applications for 10 days after Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa ordered an inquiry into what had happened with the chief of police in the early hours of Monday.

It is pertinent to mention here that the decision came hours after PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had met with the Sindh police chief at the IG House and asked him to retract his leave application and carry out his duty.

A statement issued from the Twitter account of Sindh Police said that all the officers, including Inspector General Mushtaq Mahar, have decided to defer their leave for ten days.

"In the wider national interest, IG Sindh has decided to defer his own leave and ordered other officers to set aside their leave applications for 10 days. The decision was taken in the larger national interest, pending the conclusion of the inquiry," the tweet said.

Sindh Police thanked COAS Bajwa for realising the sense of hurt that prevailed within the force, and for promptly ordering an inquiry into the matter. It also thanked Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah for showing solidarity with the police leadership.

A statement issued by the Karachi Police said that the incident which took place on the night between October 18 and 19 caused great heartache and resentment within all ranks of Sindh Police.

The statement said that as a result of the incident, IG Sindh and subsequently, all ranks decided to also go on leave in protest of the humiliation meted out to Sindh police.