The Court of Inquiry instituted on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa (COAS) pertaining to the redress of Inspector General Police Sindh’s grievances related to “Karachi incident” has been completed, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The statement further added: “The Court of Inquiry has established that on night of October 18th and 19th officers from Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) and ISI sector Headquarters Karachi were considerably seized with the fall out of desecration of Mazar-e-Quaid.”
“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. 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.”
“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.”
On 21st October, the ISPR said the COAS had taken notice of the Karachi incident and ordered an immediate inquiry into the matter. The prompt completion of the inquiry fulfills the Army Chief’s promise that the rule of law would remain supreme.