Bilawal asks COAS and DG ISI to probe Captain Safdar’s arrest
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said he is ashamed and could not show his face over the episode of Captain (retd) Safdar Awan and demanded COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa and DG ISI to probe into the matter of arrest of PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar Awan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Bilawal said the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Karachi rally was an open referendum against Imran Khan’s government and its facilitators.
“You have seen that Sindh Police officers have gone on leaves and from IG to SHO were asking who were those two persons who came at 4 am in the morning at the Sindh IG’s and took him away.”
Who were those who sieged IG Sindh House and took him away with him?, Bilawal asked.
Bilawal said being a civilian government authority; the Sindh government will investigate the matter.
"Whatever happened to Maryam Sharif and Captain Safdar is extremely shameful," he said. "I am ashamed and cannot show my face at how this happened in my province. How can such a politically weak case involving sloganeering at the Mazar-e-Quaid can stir up such a storm," said Bilawal.
Holding the prime minister responsible for dual standards, Bilawal said that PM Imran Khan and workers of the PTI had also resorted to sloganeering at the Quaid's mausoleum in the past.
The PPP chairman said that even banned militant outfits and their participants have visited the Mazar-e-Quaid and chanted their slogans. "Did anyone even dare to register an FIR against them," he asked.
Bilawal said that he wanted the Sindh Police "to function independently". "We don't want political interference in our police but that also doesn't mean we will tolerate interference from anywhere else," he said.
“Where was our IG taken at 4:00 am in the morning, who were those people?” asked Bilawal.
Speaking about reports of the police being pressurised to register an FIR against Safdar, Bilawal said that every officer in Sindh, from an SHO to senior police officers, were wondering who had surrounded the IG Sindh's office at 2:00 am on Sunday night.
"Who were the two persons who went inside the IG's house at 2:00 am and where was our IG taken at 4:00 am in the morning?" he wondered.
He also praised the political leadership of PML-N's wisdom and said such attempts were aimed at defaming the PPP and creating differences among the PDM.