COAS Bajwa orders immediate inquiry into ‘Karachi incident’

COAS Bajwa orders immediate inquiry into ‘Karachi incident’

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has taken notice and ordered an immediate inquiry into events related to the registration of First Information Report [FIR] against PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz husband Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar and his subsequent arrest in Karachi on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday.

The military’s media wing said, the Army chief has directed the Karachi Corps Commander to “immediately inquire into the circumstances to determine the facts and report back as soon as possible.”

“Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called the Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, @BBhuttoZardari over the telephone to discuss the Karachi incident this evening,” the PPP said in a tweet from its official account.

“The Chairman PPP 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,” it added.

Earlier addressing a press conference in Karachi, Bilawal said all top officers of Sindh Police were wondering “who were the people who surrounded” the Sindh police chief’s house and took him to an unspecified location before Safdar was arrested.