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21 October 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.164

"Who surrounded Sindh Police Chief's house," asks Bilawal Bhutto



The ongoing crisis in Karachi with the Sindh Policy chief deferring his decision to go on leave, following the pressure from the Rangers, and the response from the COAS following Bilawal Bhutto's open question

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In Focus
"Who surrounded Sindh Police Chief's house," asks Bilawal Bhutto:
COAS assures probe into the 'Karachi incident'

On 20 October, Sindh Police stated that the IG Sindh has decided to defer his own leave and ordered his officers to set aside their leave applications for 10 days 'in the larger national interest,' pending the conclusion of an 'impartial inquiry' ordered by the army chief. This came after, the top brass of police force decided to go on long leave in protest over the alleged 19 October siege of the IG house by the Rangers brought the law enforcement agency and security establishment in direct conflict with PPP's Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari demanded that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Bajwa as well as ISI chief order an institutional probe into the incident. (Imran Ayub, "Sindh police top brass defer 'protest leave' after assurances," Dawn, 21 October 2020)

Bilawal "embarrassment" over the raid, calls on COAS and ISI chief 
While admitting "embarrassment" for the raid on Maryam's hotel room and condemning the arrest of her husband, Bilawal went on to directly addressed the COAS and director-general of ISI in his press conference asking, "Our police officers are wondering that what's going on," adding, "I demand of DG ISI Faiz Hameed and Chief of Army Staff Gen Bajwa to investigate your institution [and] how it is operating in this province. All officers of Sindh Police are wondering who were the people who surrounded the Sindh police chief's house in the early hours of Monday? Who were those two men who entered into his home at 4 am in the morning and took him to an unspecified location?" further, demanding that they probe into the issue. ("IGP Sindh's alleged abduction, humiliation: Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa takes notice, talks to Bilawal," The News International, 21 October 2020)

Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa takes notice, talks to Bilawal
On 19 October, On 20 October, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement: "Taking notice of the Karachi incident, the COAS has directed the Karachi Corps Commander to immediately inquire into the circumstances to determine the facts and report back as soon as possible." Meanwhile, the army chief also phoned Bilawal and discussed with him the Karachi incident. ("COAS orders inquiry into Karachi incident," Daily Times, 21 October 2020)

Maryam terms police protest as 'breaking the shackles of fear'
Following Bilawal's press conference PLM-N's Maryam Nawaz while thanking him said that the "conspiracy and conspirators" stood exposed adding, "Pakistan has changed" Further, she stated, "It's heartening to see civilians breaking shackles of fear, standing up for supremacy of the Constitution and reclaiming their long-lost rights." ("Maryam Nawaz praises Sindh Police," The News International, 21 October 2020)

The establishment is distancing itself from political matters: Military source
A report in the News International stated that its correspondent was told by a credible military source that the establishment is distancing itself from political matters. In light of the current development, the report hopes that the army chief's action takes adequate steps in meeting the intention of the military establishment to stay away from political matters. Further, the report states that it is important to give respect to the civilian set-up, the political government and the police department, adding that every institution deserves respect, which is only possible if all institutions perform their functions within their legal and constitutional domain. (Ansar Abbasi, "Distancing from political matters," The News International, 21 October 2020)

PDM coalition is not uncertain of its main target: Opinion 
An opinion in the Dawn critical of the PDM's stand states that although he PDM had its two' power shows' in Gujranwala and Karachi, the coalition is not clear who its main target is. The battle lines remain hazy, with Nawaz Sharif's narrative at the rally shifted from the security establishment to the commander being the target, thus a shift from a focus on the PTI government. On the other hand, Imran Khan's frustration and the response seems to be like a leader who has already lost the plot. Further, the opinion adds that Imran appears incapable of rationally dealing with any political crisis, blaming his confrontational approach for the current political stand-off in the country. Cautioning the unfolding dangerous situation, with all the major political forces arrayed against an ineffective government relying on the security forces for its survival, the opinion says that Pakistan's internal and external security cannot afford the growing political instability adding that although the main responsibility lies with the government, hopes that the opposition shows some rationality and does not take matters to the limit. (Zahid Hussain, "A precarious situation," Dawn, 21 October 2020)

 
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Pakistan
An editorial says Hekmatyar may be able to convince the Taliban to take a step back
Image Source: Dawn

 

As former Afghan prime minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar visits Pakistan, an editorial in the Express Tribune states that his retained warm relations with the Taliban and improved ties with the government in Kabul, could open a space for him to be a negotiation facilitator in the talk, or at the bare minimum, he could convince the Taliban to take a step back. Further, the editorial states that in the case of 'minor leaders' like Hekmatyar, who has limited political power through his party, but given that he finished third in last year's elections despite having no backing from the Americans, it is clear that he still enjoys some support in the country. Further, the return of violent exchanges on the field and public accusations in the media do not serve the Afghan people or the Americans but create a space for people like Hekmatyar to regain significance. ("Hekmatyar in Pakistan," The Express Tribune, 21 October 2020)

Hekmatyar's visit
Hekmatyar arrived in Islamabad for a three-day Pakistan visit on 19 October. He is also expected to meet PM Imran Khan, President Alvi, National Assembly Speaker and Senate chairman, during the course of his three-day visit. Further, he is to also speak at a policy think-tank's programme and interact with the media. ("Hekmatyar due on three-day visit today," Dawn, 19 October 2020) The visit comes just a month after Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghan High Peace Council, was in Pakistan on what appeared to be a mostly positive visit. 

 
On Forced Conversions 
An editorial says the is unfair and insensitive to put all incidents of 'forced conversions' as 'procedural forced conversions'
Image Source: The Express Tribune

 

The findings of a parliamentary committee on forced religious conversions cited an interesting aspect to the discourse around the controversial issue of forced conversions says an editorial in the Dawn. The committee categorically stated that the government has failed in its responsibility to shield minority communities from forced conversion. However, instead of using the term 'forced conversions' they described it as exploitation, calling it "procedural forced conversions," which took place as an effect of the social, administrative and economic marginalisation of the Hindu community in Sindh. Critical of this aspect of the committee, the editorial states that it is unfair and insensitive to put all incidents of forced conversions under this category, considering that a large number of girls involved are under the legal age of marriage, their 'willingness' should not be the determining factor where conversions are concerned.

New findings of a parliamentary committee must be considered a rough draft for further investigation
Further, it adds that although the committee appears to have done a proper job of unfolding the layers of how and why forced conversions take place, some findings tend to oversimplify the social, economic and religious persecution faced by minority communities in the country. Further, the editorial notes that these new findings should be considered a rough draft for further investigation into a sensitive matter that has the potential to split communities and make girls vulnerable to pressures. ("Forced conversions," Dawn, 21 October 2020)

 

In Brief
INTERNAL
Opposition continues protest in National Assembly 
On 20 October, the opposition staged a noisy protest after the Deputy Speaker refused to let them speak on the current political situation in the country. The opposition members hurled papers, sometimes at the speaker's dais, surrounded him, and raised anti-government slogans like Aata Chor, Cheeni Chor and Go Niazi. There was a 168-point agenda for the sitting including introduction of 42 private member's bills. The deputy speaker deferred 28 bills, including those submitted by the opposition members, and allowed introduction of 13 bills despite the protest. Further, the NA hurriedly passed three bills. (Amir Wasim, "National Assembly echoes with opposition whistles," Dawn, 21 October 2020)

Opposition walks out of Senate
On 20 October, the Opposition in the Senate staged a walkout to protest against what they claim the Centre's intent to gobble up assets and properties of Sindh and Balochistan. Referring to the while speaking on the Pakistan Island Development Authority (PIDA) Ordinance, PPP's Mian Raza Rabbani accused the government of violating the Constitution. He said the ordinance had not been presented before the House. When the Leader of the House took over, Rabbani walked out. The Leader asked the opposition to have a meaningful discussion on issues with the government but quorum bells were rung; only 11 out of over 100 members were present. (Iftikhar A Khan, "Opposition walks out of Senate to protest islands ordinance," Dawn, 21 October 2020)

Corps commanders group reviews terrorist incidents in 
On 20 October, a corps commanders conference, chaired by the COAS, reviewed the recent surge in terrorist incidents in the country, especially tribal districts and Balochistan. The meeting took place days after 20 security personnel were martyred in two terrorist attacks in Razmak and Ormara. Further, Hekmatyar is in Pakistan along with a delegation to discuss Afghan peace process with relevant authorities. (Iftikhar A Khan, "Commanders review surge in terrorist incidents," Dawn, 21 October 2020)

ON COVID-19
Covid-19 death toll jumps by 140 per cent, says Minister
On 20 October, Pakistan's Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives said coronavirus-related mortality has increased by 140 per cent. Since the outbreak in February, the maximum nationwide positivity rate was recorded in June when within three weeks it jumped to 23 per cent from six per cent. It came down to the minimum 1.7 per cent last month. The minister said the nation was committing a blunder by ignoring all SOPs. (Ikram Junaidi, Deaths from coronavirus up by 140pc: ministerDawn, 21 October 2020)

ON GILGIT- BALTISTAN
Gilgit Baltistan CEC stopped from unnecessary intervention in affairs of the government department
On 20 October Gilgit Baltistan chief court, bench compromise of Chief Judge Justice Malik Haq Nawaz and Judge Ali Baig stopped the GB Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), from intervening in the affairs of the government department. The court order to limit the power of Chief Election Commissioner in elections matters under Section 10, Election Act 2017. Also, ordain secretaries of all department to submit detail about the transfer of the employee on the order of CEC. ("GB's CEC barred from intervening in govt affairs", Dawn, 21 October 2020) 

The long last demand for integration of Gilgit-Baltistan
In an opinion, Sajjad Ahmad stressed the long last demand of Gilgit-Baltistan integration with Pakistan. He emphasized political maturity, awareness, the emergence of the educated class, and united stand as a push behind, finding a solution for the struggle of people since the mid-1950s. the past government of PPP and PML-N, incorporated the people and framed and promulgate new executive order in 2018. Presently, under PTI the political and religious leadership of Gilgit Baltistan and civil society is largely united under provisional provincial status. The opinion later emphasized that PTI leadership may integrate as the fifth province. ("GB's long struggle", Dawn, 21 October 2020)

EXTERNAL
Azerbaijan thanks Pakistan for support in Nagorno-Karabakh 
On 20 October, Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan's support on the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Minister had a telephonic conversation with Pakistan's Foreign Minister. Qureshi also pushed for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions. He also recognised Azerbaijan's support to Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute. ("Azerbaijan lauds Pakistan's support," Dawn, 21 October 2020)

ON AFGHANISTAN
Pakistan reiterates support for Afghan-led peace process
On 20 October, President Arif Alvi said Pakistan would continue to support an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. He was talking to Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Alvi emphasised that peace and stability in Afghanistan would benefit not only Afghanistan and Pakistan but also the entire region. Meanwhile, Hekmatyar thanked Imran Khan for his role in facilitating the Afghan peace process. He thanked Islamabad for its contribution to the socio-economic development of Afghanistan and for hosting Afghan refugees for more than four decades. ("Pakistan stands by Afghan brethren in hard times: Alvi," Dawn, 21 October 2020)

Long way to attain peace in Afghanistan
Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy of Afghanistan said, the continue unrest and violence in Afghanistan, could endanger the agreement. The recent increasing attack in Helmand province may further weaken Afghanistan to fulfill the deal. He further pointed out, that the group is doing very little to stick to the ceasefire it had agreed to. On the other hand, Taliban said, any attack in Afghanistan will be the responsibility of the US and will not be accepted. The article emphasized on the instability in Afghanistan is directly affecting Pakistan. ("Struggle for peace", The News International, 21 October 2020)

 


"Sindh police is immensely grateful to the Army Chief for realising the sense of hurt that prevailed within a uniformed force, and for promptly ordering an inquiry into the matter...Sindh Police is also grateful to the chairman of the PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the honourable CM Sindh for coming to the IG House and showing solidarity with the police leadership.”

 Tweet by Sindh Police on the latest crisis involving its Police Chief and the arrest of Maryam Nawaz's husband

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