COAS, Bilawal Bhutto discuss Karachi incident over phone


KARACHI (News10) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday telephoned Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and discussed the Karachi incident.

According to the PPP twitter handle, during the telephonic conversation, the PPP chairman expressed his appreciation to the COAS for taking prompt notice of the Karachi incident and his assurance of conducting a transparent inquiry on the incident.

Earlier, General Qamar Javed Bajwa took notice of the Karachi incident and directed Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Humayun Aziz to probe into the incident.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS directed the Corps Commander Karachi to investigate the incident and determine the facts and report back as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Addressing a press conference in Karachi on Tuesday, the PPP chairman said that he is ashamed of what happened with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Captain (r) Muhammad Safdar.

He said that whatever happened to Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar is extremely shameful.

The PPP chairman said that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has ordered an investigation into the incident, adding that red lines have been crossed in yesterday’s incident.

He demanded to know the identities of “the two people who went inside the IG’s house” and where they allegedly took him.

Bilawal said that he wanted the Sindh Police “to function independently”. “We don’t want political interference in our police but that also doesn t mean we will tolerate interference from anywhere else,” he said.

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