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PM Imran Khan immediately summons Governor Sindh Imran Ismail: sources

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday immediately summoned Governor Sindh Imran Ismail to Islamabad over recent developments in the aftermath of the arrest of the PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar in Karachi, ARY NEWS reported citing sources.

According to sources, the governor Sindh will leave for Islamabad shortly.

The development came after Inspector General of Police (IG) Sindh and other top police officials in the province have decided to go on leave in protest over mishandle and ridicule of the Sindh police officials in an episode involving the arrest of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Captain (retd) Safdar Awan.

It has also emerged that the Deputy Inspector Generals of Police (DIGPs) of the three ranges of Karachi have also gone on leave and left their offices soon after submitting their leave applications.

Additional IG (AIG) Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon, DIG Headquarters Saqib Ismail Memon, DIG Hyderabad Naeem Shaikh, DIG West Asim Qaimkhani, DIG CTD Umar Shahid, DIG South Javed Akbar Riaz, DIG Larkana Nasir Aftab, DIG Qamar Zaman, SSP Intelligence Tauqeer Naeem, DIG East, DIG West, and DIG Special Branch have also gone on leave.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal  Bhutto Zardari later addressed a press conference over the matter and said that whatever happened to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Captain (retd) Safdar in Karachi was extremely shameful.

Read More: ‘Whatever happened to Capt Safdar is extremely shameful’: Bilawal

Addressing a press conference after top police officers of the province went on leave, Bilawal  Bhutto Zardari condemned the incident and added, “I am ashamed over whatever happened to Captain Safdar in my province.”

The PPP leader said that a drama was staged in the province for just chanting slogans at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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