Pressure on police unacceptable: Bilawal

KARACHI (TLTP): Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said whatever happened to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Captain (retd) Safdar in Karachi was extremely shameful.

Addressing a press conference after top police officers of the province went on leave, Bilawal condemned the incident and added, “I am ashamed over whatever happened to Captain Safdar in my province.”

The PPP leader said that the police officers were going on leave as it is a matter of their prestige. He maintained that pressure on the police force was intolerable.

“Who were the two people who took the IG along with them at 4:00am from his house?” he questioned.

The PPP leader said that a drama was staged in the province for just chanting slogans at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muha-mmad Ali Jinnah. He said that the detention of Captain (retd) Safdar was tantamount to insult to the people of Sindh.

Earlier in the day, Inspector General of Police (IG) Sindh and other top police officials in the province had decided to go on leave in protest over mishandle and ridicule of the Sindh police officials in an episode involving the arrest of the PML-N leader.

According to sources privy to the matter, the IG Sindh Mushtaq Mehar had gone on leave for 15 days, besides a two-month leave application from AIG Police Special Branch Imran Yaqoob.

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