Minister terms SSP Rizwan as ‘third-rate man'Accusations levelled in police report baseless: Ghani

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Zubair Yaqoob
Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani termed the report
issued by Senior Superintendent of Police Dr Rizwan Ahmed against him as baseless, false and fictitious,
saying if the accusations mentioned in the report proved to be true, then he would not only give up
politics, but also ready to face severe punishment.The minister was addressing a press conference on
Friday, a day after a report, prepared by the SSP, emerged in which Dr Rizwan had accused Ghani and
Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh of patronising criminals and using them for political and
financial gains.Ghani said that he would appeal to Chief Minister Sindh to investigate the allegations
against him by a competent and unbiased officer. The minister false allegations were made that I was
patronizing the drug dealers. Ghani termed SSP Rizwan as a "third-class, third-rate man" and while citing
the reasons of the allegations articulated in the report, Saeed Ghani said that Dr Rizwan felt disgruntled
when he asked the then Inspector General of Police, Sindh A.D. Khwaja and DIG Sultan Khawaja to take
action against the drug peddlers in his constituency, Chanesar Goth. The Minister explained how much
difficulty he had to face to establish contact with these two officers. "The action that these two officers
took after being contacted was insufficient, as most of the innocent people were arrested in their action
and we had to face political pressure," the Minister added. He said that when Dr. Rizwan became
Superintendent of Police, Jamshed Town, he tried to engage my brother Farhan Ghani, who was the
then Chairman of Union Council, in espionage against the residents of the area. Not only this, SP Dr.
Rizwan also demanded furniture and eight motorcycles from my brother for Police check post of the
area, he added. Saeed Ghani said that my brother straightway refused to fulfill the demands of SP Dr.
Rizwan by saying that the police should conduct their legitimate activities in the area and they would
cooperate with them. Ghani said that after Dr. Rizwanwas posted as Superintendent of Police Jamshed
Town, the drug trade in the area grew exponentially. He said that he never contacted any criminal for
support. Ghani said the only reason for the allegations against him was the repeated requests for action
against the drug dealers.Moreover, the investigation report prepared SSP Dr Rizwan exposed the
connections between the brother of Saeed Ghani, target killers and drug peddlers.The report cracked
mysteries of crime circles being run by influential persons, assassins and drug sellers. The report stated
Farhan Ghani is a facilitator of target killers and drug peddlers as he was running an undisclosed network
with Hassan alias Natha in Chanesar Goth. police officer revealed that Hassan alias Natha and Fida Jogi
confessed for being in contact with Farhan Ghani, whereas, their telephone records were also the part
of the report.A close aide of drug peddlers is an employee at Saeed Ghani’s office who is identified as
Zaheer Ahmed. It further exposed the involvement of an official of Mehmoodabad police station in drug
selling, as well as a worker from the excise department, Rauf, connected with the group.