Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pakistan: IG Islamabad replaced for avoiding torture on marchers: sources

Inspector General of Police (Islamabad) Aftab Ahmad Cheema has been removed from post for not accepting government’s order to crackdown on protestors in the federal capital, sources told Dunya News.
According to the Ministry of Interior, acting charge of IG has been given to DIG Headquarters Khalid Khattak. According to sources, the government had ordered police to arrest Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri. Afterwards, IG Islamabad Aftab Cheema had directed police to avoid torture on the long march participants.
Police officials are confused over government’s contradictory orders against the protestors, sources told. As the news regarding IG Islamabad’s replacement surfaced, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed police have launched crackdown on PTI workers.

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