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.
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.