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COAS-Bilawal Telephonic Talk: IGP Sindh Mahar Defers Leave, Orders Others Too

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KARACH– Inspector General of Sindh Police Mushtaq Mahar has deferred leave and ordered other police officers to set aside leave applications for 10 days in the aftermath of high-level inquiry ordered by the army chief into Captain Safdar’s arrest episode. 

An application signed by AIG Special Branch Imran Yaqoob, which made the rounds on social media, stated that he wished to proceed on leave because the police high command has been “ridiculed and mishandled”, leading to demoralisation within the ranks of Sindh Police.

However, after army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa telephoned Bilawal Bhutto to speak on the issue and ordered an independent inquiry into the incident, the IG Sindh and other senior Sindh police officials deferred their leave requests.

“In such a stressful situation, it is quite difficult for me to discharge my duty in a professional manner,” AIG Imran had said.

He added that he needed 60-day earned leaves to “come out of the shock and settle down”.

The silent protest by Sindh police officers received warm welcome on social media as people started terming all officers as hero.