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Pakistan: Sindh Police Defers Strike Over Army Personnel Arresting Nawaz Sharif’s Son-In-Law

All opposition parties are running a movement against Pakistan PM Imran Khan and the army. For the first time, the army’s generals are being named in political rallies.

 

Karachi| A sea of protestors has hit the streets in Pakistan to oppose the Imran Khan govt they alleged has been installed with the help of army.  Adding to the mounting anger, the arrest of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain Safdar in Karachi has heated political atmosphere in the country. Safdar was arrested on Monday from a hotel in Karachi. He was staying here with wife Maryam. He was arrested by the army and the Rangers who broke into his hotel room.

The army’s action did not go down well with the Sindh province police. All the top officials including IGP announced to go on leave. TTaking note of the development, the Army Chief General Bajwa has ordered an inquiry into the matter immediately. He also interacted with the IGP. After this, the police officers have postponed the decision to go on leave for 10 days.

The Pakistan Democrat Front (PDM), an organization of opposition parties, has held large rallies in Gujranwala and Karachi in Punjab province. More than the govt, they have been attacking the army. The PDM alleges that Pak PM Imran Khan came to power only because of the rigging and collusion of the army. Now all opposition parties are uniting and running a movement against Imran and the army. For the first time, the army’s generals are being named in political rallies. ISI is also the target. In such a situation, the government and the army are caught in double trouble.

The army is trapped by arresting Maryam Nawaz’s husband Captain Safdar from Karachi. Karachi is part of Sindh province and is ruled by PPP. The state police chief Mushtaq Mehar and all the top officers announced to go on leave in protest against the army’s action. Army Chief Bajwa came into action. He first spoke to PPP Chief Bilawal Bhutto. After this, he assured Mushtaq that he would promptly investigate the matter and punish the guilty. According to sources, Bajwa admitted that his officers made a mistake.

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