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Pakistan political crisis deepens as Sindh police revolts against Army

Police say they were left 'demoralised, shocked' after chief was kidnapped

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The paramilitary troops, known as the rangers, are accused of raiding the house of Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar, the inspector general of police in southern Sindh province | Photo: PTI

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A high-profile kidnapping of a police chief in Pakistan — allegedly by official paramilitary troops — has signalled deepening of the political turmoil in a country bracing for further Opposition protests aimed at ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan.
 
The paramilitary troops, known as the rangers, are accused of raiding the house of Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar, the inspector general of police in southern Sindh province. They kidnapped him and forced him to sign an order to arrest an Opposition leader, Safdar Awan, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, a spokesman for Bilawal Bhutto Zardari —whose Opposition party rules the state — said on Dunya

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First Published: Oct 22 2020 | 12:26 AM IST

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