Maryam Nawaz praises Islamabad SSP who saluted her

Published: July 7, 2017
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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

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.

 

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 7, 2017 - 5:09PM

    It’s pity that our lawyers also don’t know the law. There is nothing illegal to salute an ordinary citizen. In many countries, Police Officials salute ordinary citizens before telling them something. The law is about when, where and to whom salute is part of the duty.. Maryam is so smart and gorgeous that anybody would love to salute her. Those who are objecting now, soon they would be saluting her too.Recommend

  • Real Truth
    Jul 7, 2017 - 5:51PM

    Maryam Nawaz has way better communication skills than those demonstrated by that Dharna guy! Gets her point across w/o resorting to Bazaari language used every day by IK and his fan club. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jul 7, 2017 - 6:40PM

    But you can’t salute the daughter of PM it is the rank because of which personalities get respect. Even if Nawaz finishes his term he will get protocol as ex-PM of Pakistan. But why is she getting all this protocol.Recommend

  • Maqsood
    Jul 7, 2017 - 9:01PM

    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.Recommend

  • Sameer
    Jul 17, 2017 - 2:30PM

    @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.Recommend

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