KARACHI: The Sindh Bar Council (SBC) has spoken up against alleged role of Rangers in abducting the Sindh inspector general of police and forcing him to issue order for arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Capt (retd) Safdar.
The SBC in its resolution said that the allegation of IG Sindh’s kidnapping has not been denied by the relevant authority and it was tacitly confirmed by the Sindh government as well.
“The leave applications tendered by dozens of senior police officers throughout Sindh citing demoralization of the force due to this brazen interference in policing functions are a sign of complete breakdown of the rule of law and an undeclared martial law,” it said.
The bar council admitted that the judiciary had remained a silent spectator in the face of the martial law and was being seen as a facilitator of elements who wished to carry out an extra-constitutional role. It asked the chief justice to take suo motu notice of the ongoing crisis and fix it for hearing.