COAS lauds ASP Shehrbano for rescuing woman from violent mob in Lahore 

COAS lauds ASP Shehrbano for rescuing woman from violent mob in Lahore 

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir has lauded Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Syeda Shehrbano Naqvi for diffusing a volatile situation and protecting a woman from a violent mob at Ichra Bazaar in Lahore, the military’s media wing said on Wednesday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that ASP Shehrbano had called on the army chief at the General Headquarters Rawalpindi.

“The COAS lauded ASP Shehrbano for her selfless devotion to duty and professionalism in diffusing a volatile situation. The fearless officer extricated a woman from the difficult milieu of Ichra Bazaar in Lahore on February 26,” the ISPR said.

Acknowledging the vital role being played by Pakistani women in all walks of life since independence, the COAS said they have distinguished themselves at home and abroad, by virtue of their talent, tenacity and commitment.

The army chief highlighted that women were an invaluable part of Pakistan's society and their respect is enshrined in our religion as well as our social ethos.

The COAS also underscored the importance of social harmony and the need for nationwide consensus on curbing intolerance.

He further emphasized upon the rule of law and advised against taking law in one's hands when legal avenues are available for addressing concerns and grievances.

Noting that arbitrary actions on the basis of heresy undermine the outlook of society, he underlined Islam's eternal message of kindness and benevolence.

COAS Asim Munir appreciated the sacrifices rendered by the law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Pakistan.

On February 26, the Punjab Police team led by ASP Shehrbano, rescued a woman surrounded by a charged mob in the Lahore’s Ichhra Bazaar on suspicion of blasphemy after she was seen wearing a printed shirt bearing Arabic script.