KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday has indicted police Inspector General
(IG) Ghulam Haider Jamali among others in contempt of court case.
The court has stated that torture of journalists in court premises is not forgivable. The high
court has rejected sworn apologies of the police officials.
The police officials who have been indicted along with the IG are Senior Superintendent of
Police (SSP) Fida Hussain, Saddar Superintendent of Police (SP) Zeeshan Shafique, former SP
Raees Abdul Ghani, South DIG Jamil Ahmed, West DIG Feroze Shah, Legal AIG Faisal Bashir, SSU
Incharge Major (r) Saleem, West Headquarters SP Tahir Noorani, SI Jahangir Mahar and AIG
Ghulam Haider Thebo.
All the indicted officials have denied the charges. The hearing has been adjourned until
A contempt of court case was launched against the Sindh Police officials for besieging the
high court twice and torture of journalists by personnel dressed in civil.
On May 23, Special Security Unit (SSU) of Sindh Police led an operation in the court premises
to arrest Pakistan People’s Party’s disenchanted member and former home minister Dr Zulfiqar
Mirza. Journalists who were covering the big news of the day were also tortured and
The federation when a reply was sought stated that provincial government has the matter all to