Sindh police is trying to harm my husband: Fehmida Mirza

Published: May 5, 2015
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File photo of Dr. Fehmida Mirza.

File photo of Dr. Fehmida Mirza.

KARACHI: Former National Assembly speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza on Tuesday said that the Sindh police is trying to harm her husband, former home minister Zulfiqar Mirza.

“I am very concerned for the security of my husband. He has been a home minister and an MNA,” she told reporters at a press conference in her home in Karachi.

Read: Zulfiqar Mirza storms police station, manhandles officials in Badin

Presenting a court order for Mirza’s protective bail, Fehmida said, “Even though I have the court order, there is police outside Mirza’s farmhouse in Badin and his life is in grave danger as they are constantly firing.”

“I strongly condemn this and request the chief justice of Pakistan and Sindh chief justice to take notice of this immediately.”

She urged that they should send those police officers to Badin who have no ties to politics and who are neutral.

Fehmida said that the police of Sindh has become highly politicized.

“IG Sindh should be appointed on merit,” the former NA speaker asserted.

Concerned about the situation of the people living in Badin, Fehmida said that they are not being provided with basic necessities.

“There are restrictions on everything in Badin; water, food, basic necessities. Nothing can pass through,” she said.

Further, she demanded to know who was behind the raids that are being conducted at random in Badin.

“It is the Sindh government’s responsibility to find out who is conducting these raids,” she said.

Earlier on Sunday, Zulfiqar Mirza stormed a police station in Badin and manhandled security personnel for trying to arrest and registering an FIR against his aide.

Mirza reportedly stormed the Model police station along with his supporters, abused the officials and damaged furniture for filing a case against Nadeem Mughal.

Read: Police deployed in Badin as routes to Zulfiqar Mirza’s farmhouse blocked

In retaliation, local traders filed a case against Mirza and 20 of his supporters for attacking and threatening them, and damaging their property.

Later in the evening, another case was registered against the former home minister and 30 others for vandalising the police station. The complaint was filed by SHO Wali Muhammad Chang.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Whiskey Khan
    May 5, 2015 - 5:39PM

    Fehmida, Your husband needs to live withen the Law of the land, His Attitude like a typical Wadera is the cause of his trouble. Smarten up !!!!Recommend

  • shah
    May 5, 2015 - 6:15PM

    I’m more confused, he was talking against Zardari and Zardari was supporting her (she was the speaker at that time) now she is concerned about Sindh Govt(Zardari)? Which side is she standing with?Recommend

  • VEGO
    May 6, 2015 - 12:10AM

    If the situation continues the day will not be far to see major upset in PPP. Zardari using sindh police for his personnel gains and its impact could travel within the PPP all across the country, The Federal Govt will have to interfere for the sake of their own survival. PTI too, will spare no chance demanding for fresh elections. Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 6, 2015 - 12:28AM

    Zulfiqar Mirza is against every person in the country who is against him.

    I doubt if Mirza’s elders have groom up Zulfiqar Mirza properly.

    Fahmida belongs to a Nobel family, but unfortunately she got married with Zulfiqar Mirza who has no match with her at all.

    Having eastern values Fahmida has no choice except to live with Zulfiqar Mirza, no matter how bad he is.Recommend

  • Pukar
    May 6, 2015 - 12:37AM

    ‘Sindh police is trying to harm my husband
    like they did with Murtaza Bhutto, brother’ of Benazir Bhutto.Recommend

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