Sindh police issues statement amid high drama

Karachi: The Sindh police have issued a statement on the high drama that unfolded after the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Captain (retd) Safdar.

According to Sindh government, Police IG Mushtaq Meher was pressured into arresting the husband of Maryam Nawaz on Monday morning.

On Tuesday, the IG and several Sindh police’s top officials applied for leave in protest.

Late in night the official Twitter account of Sindh Police issued a detailed statement which is given belwo:

“The unfortunate incident that occurred on the night of 18/19 October caused great heartache and resentment within all ranks of Sindh Police.

As a result, IG Sindh decided to proceed on leave and subsequently all ranks decided that they would also apply for leave to protest the humiliation meted out to Sindh police. This was a spontaneous and heartfelt reaction and made on an individual rather than a collective basis,because every single member of the department felt an acute sense of disrespect. Sindh police is immensely grateful to the Army Chief for realising the sense of hurt that prevailed within a uniformed force, and for promptly ordering an inquiry into the matter,which he has also assured will be impartial in order to restore the prestige of Sindh police. Sindh Police is also grateful to the chairman of the PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the honourable CM Sindh for coming to the IG House and showing solidarity with the police leadership.

Sindh police has always been a disciplined force which believes in institutional harmony between all key national institutions and has always been cognisant of its responsibility to serve and protect the citizens of this province and thus, keeping this in mind IG Sindh has decided to defer his own leave and ordered his officers to set aside their leave applications for ten days in the larger national interest, pending the conclusion of the inquiry.

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