Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said the police “did their work” and acted in “accordance with the law” to book and later arrest PML-N leader Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar from Karachi a day ago.
Shah was addressing a press conference along with senior members of his cabinet a day after Safdar was arrested from his hotel room in Karachi, where he had arrived along with his wife, PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz, to attend the second anti-government rally under the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) banner. In his first media briefing since the incident, Sindh CM Murad Shah on Tuesday announced that a ministerial committee will be formed to investigate the arrest of Safdar, adding that PTI lawmakers in Sindh had pressurised the police into registering the FIR, which he claimed was based on a “lie”.
“Certain facts have emerged and those will be investigated […] what occurred from 4:30pm on October 18 till the morning of October 19 will be probed,” he said, adding that he will also appear before the committee if required.
Shah clarified, however, that he was not trying to justify Safdar’s behaviour at the Quaid’s mausoleum and that the “inappropriate” incident that took place there merited action, which would have been taken according to the law.