Case registered against Mirza after he ‘orders guards to shoot anyone who creates trouble’
Estranged Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Zulfiqar Mirza reached Darkhashan Police Station in Karachi on Sunday to record his statement and threatened the police officials on which a case was registered against him.
On reaching the police station, Mirza besiege the building by deploying his guards around it and “ordered them to shoot anyone immediately who creates any sort of trouble”. He entered the police station with his guard and said to the officials that “he knows how to deal with them”.
Sindh Police Inspector General (IG) Ghulam Hyder Jamali, “taking serious notice of the besiege, disorder and vandalism by nominated accused Zulfiqar Mirza and his armed miscreants” at the Darakshan Police Station on Saturday, has registered another case against Mirza, according to a Sindh Police spokesperson.
The spokesman said the IG had also suspended Station House Officer (SHO) Ghulam Hussain Pirzada for failing to arrange proper security during Mirza’s visit to the police station to record his statement.
“The IGP has further directed the DIG South to conduct inquiry into the matter and submit a report with immediate effect,” the spokesman added.
Accordingly, a fist information report (FIR) under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 has been lodged against Zulfiqar Mirza.
Zulfiqar Mirza has been in the news lately because of his public outbursts and criticism of PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister MNA Faryal Talpur.
Almost three weeks ago, Mirza had alleged in a talk show that Zardari was laundering money through supermodel Ayyan, who is currently in jail for trying to smuggle $500,000 out of Pakistan in her luggage.
Mirza has on numerous occasions levied allegations of corruption at the Sindh government as well. In February this year, Mirza was ousted from the from the PPP’s central executive committee for his outbursts against Zardari.
Earlier this month, Mirza along with his associates was initially booked in three cases under the Anti-Terrorism Act on charges of attempted murder, attacking a police station and forcible closure of shops in a market of Badin district.
However, following the registration of cases against the disgruntled PPP leader, the situation in Badin turned tense when police laid siege to Mirza’s farmhouse to arrest him and his associates.