PBC assails ‘kidnapping’ of Sindh police IG

Updated 23 Oct 2020

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The Pak­istan Bar Council took strong exception to the reported kidnapping of the inspector general of Sindh police from his residence allegedly by agencies. — Photo courtesy PBC website
The Pak­istan Bar Council took strong exception to the reported kidnapping of the inspector general of Sindh police from his residence allegedly by agencies. — Photo courtesy PBC website

ISLAMABAD: The Pak­istan Bar Council (PBC), the top regulatory organisation of lawyers, on Thursday took strong exception to the reported kidnapping of the inspector general of Sindh police from his residence allegedly by agencies.

In a joint statement, PBC vice chairman Abid Saqi, PBC member and president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Syed Qalb-i-Hassan and PBC executive committee chairman Azam Nazeer Tarar regretted that as reported members of intelligence agencies allegedly forced the Sindh IG to issue orders for arrest of retired Capt Mohammad Safdar, the husband of PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz.

Ironically, no categorical contradiction or denial of these reports had so for been made by the authorities concerned, whereas the government of Sindh had tacitly confirmed the same, the statement said.

In the statement, the SCBA president said that the legal fraternity had particularly noted that of late the federal government was always trying to embarrass and let down the Sindh government on one pretext or the other.

The PBC statement regretted that by resorting to such crude and illegal action even privacy of a female leader of the opposition had been violated which neither “our religion nor our culture, law and ethics permit”.

Published in Dawn, October 23rd, 2020