Army Chief takes notice of Karachi incident

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Naveed Miraj

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has ordered an inquiry into the recent “Karachi incident”, a statement by the military’s media wing said on Tuesday.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations: “[Gen Bajwa] has directed Commander Karachi Corps to immediately inquire in to the circumstances to determine the facts and report back as soon as possible.”

The statement by ISPR comes moments after PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held a press conference at Bilawal House in Karachi and asked Gen Bajwa and DG ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed to hold an inquiry into the incident involving retired Captain Safdar’s arrest.

It also comes shortly after reports that several senior officers of Sindh Police, including IG Sindh Mushtaq Mahar, have decided to go on leave citing demoralisation of the police force.