Abbasi wonders what will happen to people when an IG is abducted

By: News Desk      Published: 03:21 PM, 21 Oct, 2020
Abbasi wonders what will happen to people when an IG is abducted

PML-N senior leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday said what would happen to the country and the people when a provincial police chief could be kidnapped.

Listing the move as an unconstitutional act, he said the personnel of a federal agency besieged the house of the Sindh IGP, adding that there was a clash between the federal government and the provinces.

The former prime minister noted that the prime minister and other government members haven’t uttered a word over the unrest in Sindh Police. The only focus of Imran Khan was to target the political rivals, he remarked while expressing his support to the Sindh Police and the government.

Abbasi was talking to media persons after a meeting of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders in Islamabad, which discussed various issues with a special focus on the alarming situation developing in Sindh after the registration of case and arrest of PML-N leader Capt Safdar.

He said the prime minister had no idea of the economy and the great hardships faced by the people, as he was fully focused on knowing what was in the menu for Shehbaz Sharif – the jailed PML-N president who was earlier in NAB custody at his Lahore office.

Speaking on the occasion, another former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said it seemed as if the PTI government was trying to create an uncertain situation as part of some plan.

The police in a province is protesting and the country’s prime minister is silent, the PPP leader wondered. The people were angry over the entire episode, he added. 

Addressing the prime minister, Pervaiz said, “The army is not yours. It is our army too. It is the entire country’s army.”       

Similarly, Akram Durrani – the JUI-F leader who served as a chief minister of the then NWFP – recalled without his party chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman that some people had argued after the 2018 general elections that the opposition should not join the assemblies by taking oath as the situation would worsen in future.

Earlier in the day, PPP Information Secretary Nafisa Shah, talking about the arrest of Safdar, said the selected had panicked and the PPP knew that they would do something.

She again expressed her regret over the arrest and said the Sindh Police again proved that they were not a political entity.

Calling for justice after the Karachi incident, Nafisa said the PDM’s narrative was getting stronger with each passing day.

Meanwhile, the PDM meeting, among other topics, also deliberated upon the islands issue after the Centre introduced an ordinance to claim its authority over these.