Officers involved in Karachi incident removed from current assignments: ISPR

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RAWALPINDI (News10) – The Court of Inquiry formed on the orders of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has recommended to remove the concerned officers from their current assignments for further departmental proceedings and disposal at GHQ.

A statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations said that the inquiry pertaining to the issue of redress of Inspector General Police Sindh’s grievances, in the backdrop of 18 Oct 2020 Karachi incident has been completed.

The Court of Inquiry has established that on night 18 / 19 Oct officers from Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) and ISI sector Headquarters Karachi were considerably seized with the fall out of desecration of Mazar-e-Quaid, the statement read.

“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 ISI / Rangers officers decided to act, rather over zealously”, the statement added.

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

The ISPR statement said “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.” 

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