Maryam Nawaz praises Islamabad SSP who saluted her

All salutes are not protocol, says prime minister’s daughter

News Desk July 07, 2017
SSP Arsala Saleem picks up a pen for Maryam Nawaz from the floor as she arrives at the Federal Judicial Academy to record her statement before the JIT investigating Sharif family’s offshore assets. PHOTO: ONLINE

Two days after a female officer of Islamabad police found herself in the midst of a controversy for saluting Maryam Nawaz during her visit to the Federal Judicial Academy for appearing before a joint investigation team (JIT) probing her family’s offshore assets, the premier’s daughter has reciprocated her gesture.

“We salute the daughters, not the ranks! If they respect you, respect them back! All salutes are not protocol. Respect comes from the heart,” Maryam tweeted on Friday.

SSP who saluted Maryam issued legal notice

On Wednesday, when the premier’s daughter reached the judicial complex in Islamabad, SSP Arsala had saluted her and picked the former's pen from the ground.

This gesture landed the woman police officer in trouble as a lawyer sent her a legal notice, seeking an ‘explanation’ and an ‘apology’ within 15 days for saluting a person who does not hold any public or government office.



Sameer | 4 years ago | Reply @Ch. Allah Daad: It is said that when you are in front of Anti Christ, most will believe him to be God...I refuse to recognise the corrupt as our saviours.
Maqsood | 4 years ago | Reply Does this SSP salute other accused as well and was she not taught at the academy to act in a dignified and professional manner? There is a responsibility and protocol that comes with the rank.
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