Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani on Friday lashed out at Shikarpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Muhammad Rizwan Ahmed Khan for leveling accusations against him and his brother.
According to the details, during a press conference in Karachi, The Minister termed SSP Muhammad Rizwan Ahmed as a “third-class, third-rate man” and accused the him of protecting drug dealers.
Saeed Ghani was referring to an earlier report prepared by SSP Rizwan when he was posted in Karachi in which he had accused some politicians, including Ghani, of protecting criminals involved in drug-related crimes.
The press conference comes a day after a report, prepared by the SSP, emerged in which Rizwan had accused PPP lawmaker and Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh of patronising criminals and using them for political and financial gains.
The SSP’s report came to light on January 16 in the backdrop of the Sindh government’s decision to replace the provincial police chief, IG Dr Kaleem Imam, citing “compelling reasons.”
Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani also demanded Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to initiate an inquiry against him and vowed to not only leave politics and all the offices he occupied but also present himself for the “strictest punishment” if any allegation against him was proven to be true.
Saeed Ghani said “I have worked very hard to earn respect in politics and a third-rate police officer like Rizwan cannot be allowed to play with people’s reputation for his own personal and heinous purposes,” The minister added.
The Minister also said that some of his relatives were involved in drug-related crimes, but he had never supported them.
He further said that when SSP Rizwan was posted in Karachi’s Chanesar Goth, Saeed’s constituency, drug-related crimes went up. After being elected MPA in 2013, Ghani met the additional inspector general and deputy inspector general to complain that police are not taking enough measures to curb drug-related crimes in his area, after which action was taken against those involved in dealing.