Inquiry ordered by COAS over IG Sindh incident completed says ISPR

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Nov, 2020. 03:27 pm

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday said that the court of inquiry constituted on the orders of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been completed.

According to ISPR, “The court of inquiry has established that on the night of Oct 18/Oct 19, officers from Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) and ISI sector Headquarters Karachi were considerably seized with the fall out of the desecration of Mazar-e-Quaid.”

ISPR statement said, “They were under increasing public pressure to ensure prompt action as per the law. Assessing the response of police authorities against this developing yet volatile situation to be slow and wanting, in a charged environment, the concerned officers decided to act, rather overzealously.”

“They were indeed experienced enough to have acted more prudently and could have avoided creating an unwarranted situation that led to a misunderstanding between the two-state institutions.

“Based on the recommendations of the court of inquiry, it has been decided to remove the concerned officers from their current assignments for further departmental proceedings and disposal at GHQ,” the statement added.

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