Captain Safdar Arrest in Karachi: Court of Inquiry removes concerned officers of Rangers and ISI from their current assignments

Islamabad, Pakistan: Court of Inquiry has removed concerned officers of Rangers and ISI from their current assignments for further departmental proceedings and disposal at GHQ.

According to official information released by Inter-Service Public Relations of Pakistan Armed Forces, Court of Inquiry on the orders of COAS pertaining to the issue of redress of Inspector General Police Sindh’s grievances, in the backdrop of 18 Oct 2020 Karachi incident (Captain Safdar arrest from the hotel), 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.

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 overzealously. They were indeed experienced enough to have acted more prudently and could have avoided creating an unwarranted situation that led to a 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.