PML-N asks COAS to trace who ordered raid on Maryam room

By: News Desk      Published: 05:14 PM, 21 Oct, 2020
PML-N asks COAS to trace who ordered raid on Maryam room

PML-N Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday asked Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to trace who ordered the raid on the hotel room in which Maryam Nawaz was staying.

Demanding to explain why this incident happened, she said the information should be made part of the inquiry report.

The Sindh IG was kidnapped for the very reason to barge into Maryam’s room, the spokesperson said in a statement, adding that the inquiry report would be incomplete without the sharing that.

Apology should be extended to Maryam and all the daughters of the nation besides making part of the report, Marriyum demanded.

“If law cannot protect Maryam Nawaz then no daughter of the nation is safe,” she remarked. “The nation wants to know on whose order this happened? Why happened? Who did it?”

The demand came after Gen Bajwa called on Tuesday PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and assured him of a detailed probe into the incident which shocked the entire country.

Gen Bajwa had contacted Bilawal who earlier said he was ashamed of the incident and could not show his face to the people. He had asked the army chief to look into the incident and expose the culprits.

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had announced formation of a ministerial committee to probe into the matter.

This entire episode of registration of a case against Capt Safdar and kidnapping of the provincial police chief leading to the arrest of the PML-N leader after the police forced their entry into the room where Maryam was staying along with her spouse created unrest among the police ranks.

Many officers, including the Sindh IG, applied for leave in protest over the humiliation faced by the entire force. However, the situation calmed down a bit as they withdrew their applications for 10 days after the promise of an impartial inquiry.