Zulfiqar Mirza saga: Policeman lives in fear after refusing to book Mirza in fake FIR

Published: June 9, 2015


HYDERABAD: A Badin-based police officer has emerged as the latest victim of the ongoing clash between Zulfiqar Mirza and the Pakistan Peoples Party’s provincial government.

The former SHO of Kario Ganwar police station, Khuda Bux Panhwar, claims that besides suffering from official action he now also fears for his life. “The Badin SSP [Khalid Mustafa Korai] ordered me to book Mirza and his supporters in a fake FIR. But I refused to obey such an order,” Panhwar said at a press conference at Hyderabad Press Club on Monday.

The SHO claimed that the SSP asked him, on June 5, to book Mirza and six other aides under the charges of attacking the police station, obstruction of duty and vandalism. Following his rebuttal, Korai not only removed him from the post but also reverted him from sub-inspector to assistant sub-inspector. He said he and his family are fearing for their lives. “I am also receiving threats on my life,” he claimed.

The SHO appealed to the Supreme Court and the Sindh High Court to take notice and order the police to provide him with protection. He also urged the police high-ups to transfer him to any other district in the province where he could continue his duty without becoming a victim of the conflict.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 9th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Bilal
    Jun 9, 2015 - 9:27AM

    This is the true face of the so called only liberal part of Pakistan.I don’t see any pseudo Pakistani liberals ranting on twitter against the injustices carried out by PPP. Recommend

  • adeel abbas
    Jun 9, 2015 - 1:35PM

    “The SHO claimed that the SSP asked him, on June 5, to book Mirza and six other aides under the charges of attacking the police station, obstruction of duty and vandalism”

    Now how do you say he wanted you to book him on fake FIR. The whole world saw on TV/Social media that he attacked police station and he with his aides vandalised the police station and surrounding areas / shops.

    You were asked to take legal action but you failed to do so because of your political affiliation with the miscreant. You should have been sacked rather demoted.Recommend

  • Ray
    Jun 9, 2015 - 4:45PM

    Such a pathetic state of affairs btw human rights champion ppp ‘s utterances and actual actions. How can we forget once in millennium a honest officer in Pakistan catches thieves then has to not only lose his life and their children has to cope without their only provider.
    How dare customs officer who apprehended Ayan Ali is gone…Ayan a corrupt young girl is still alive but that one customs officer Chaudhry Muhamamd Ejaz is dead now ? His crime because he was not corrupt. Now Imran Khan no supreme court intervention…If I was this police officer I would run for my dear life. I feel for his family because he soon would be on the list of departed like many other honest officers in Pakistan. Recommend

  • lkhan
    Jun 9, 2015 - 5:56PM

    Shame on PPP for using Hitlerian authoritarian totally illegal processes against opposition. So much for democracy in Pakistan if the Supreme Court does not take notice of the plight of those who are honest and dedicated officials. Time for change… Thank you ET for publishing this article and do follow up on the plight of the former SHO who indeed ought to be lauded for his actions.Recommend

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