The Home Minister Brigadier Ijaz Shah is responsible for the rebellion of the Sindh Police, which created a stir in the politics of Pakistan. Sources say that Shah was the brain behind registering an FIR against Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) vice-president Maryam Nawaz and her husband Safdar Awan.
It was at the behest of Shah to pressurize Awan's arrest that the Pakistan Rangers allegedly 'kidnapped' Sindh Police IG Mushtaq Meher in his house in Karachi.
However, Ijaz Shah on Thursday defended the action of Pakistan Rangers. He said that no political leader in a democratic system can be allowed to target national institutions in the name of freedom of expression.
Please tell that Shah has direct control over the Pakistan Rangers, a federal law enforcement team working under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Shah, a former director of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, also said on a news channel that action should be taken against PML (N) leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for an anti-state stand.
Both the Government of Pakistan and the army are facing heavy opposition to the 'Karachi scandal'. Already surrounded by all the troubles including the economic crisis, Pakistan is going through a critical crisis as the Sindh province police have started a revolt against the all-powerful army in protest against the alleged kidnapping of its IG. Nearly all the top officials of Sindh Police have applied for leave against the harassment of their IG.
Shah has had an old relationship with controversies
In the past too, there has been heavy criticism for Shah's policies and support of terrorists. Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto also said in a letter written that if he is killed, Shah will be behind this and should be investigated. Bay
Nazir's party PPP has several times accused Shah of having links with al Qaeda and the Taliban. The fugitive former military dictator of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, appointed Shah, considered close to him, as Australia's high commissioner, but had to be called back by the government of Pakistan over Canberra's opposition.