Usman Buzdar not condemning CCPO Lahore for his statements has offended people
CCPO Lahore, Umer Shiekh, has been making headlines after his problematic stance on the motorway rape incident was shared by several media channels. The officer is more focused on the possible actions or precautions taken by the victim that could have saved her from the violence of men in this society. Shireen Mazari and many others have rightly called out the CCPO for his irresponsible statement but the ones who should have spoken up have chosen to remain silent.
CM Usman Buzdar was asked his views on CCPO Lahore indulging in victim blaming and instead of calling out the CCPO, the CM tried to cover it for the officer
The CM refrained from directly commenting on the issue and did NOT bother to point out the wrong in the statement issued by the CCPO earlier. Upon the insistence of the host, CM talked about the way the case was being dealt and how the Punjab government aimed to arrest the culprits and to provide justice to the victim.
موٹروے پر خاتون زیادتی کیس سے متعلق سی سی پی او لاہور عمر شیخ کا بیان متنازعہ حیثیت اختیار کر گیا، وزیر اعلی پنجاب عثمان بزدار کیا کہتے ہیں، سنیے#DunyaNews #CMBuzdarOnDunyaNews #motorwayincident pic.twitter.com/n8QaQ43p0K
— Dunya News (@DunyaNews) September 10, 2020
People pointed out their displeasure on the inability of Usman Buzdar at condemning CCPO Lahore in clear words
He literally cannot answer a question that is not on the script.
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) September 10, 2020
People even went as far as to question the intentions of CM Punjab for his refusal to condemn CCPO Lahore
Kamran asked #CMBuzdar three times what will be your action against #CCPO, listen his reply what he is saying. He repeated the same statement each time. Can this man bring change? Dose he deserve this portfolio. https://t.co/vet9ifDq8Q
— Riaz Ahmed (@RiazAhm39248858) September 10, 2020
thrice, was asked to give his pov on ccpo’s remarks THRICE in *simple* words. Is he that dumb to not comprehend this? I guess not. He’s just the same as the ccpo. Sb k sb beghairat hein. https://t.co/tyrdICKe1m
— Z. (@ztwts_) September 10, 2020
Rightfully angry awaam lashed out, saying that if he continues to defend, then CM Buzdar along with Umar Sheikh did not deserve to lead us
— M. Nafey Bin Zahid (@Nafeybz) September 10, 2020
— Sanaullah khoso (@sunnykhoso77) September 10, 2020
People even started comparing CM Buzdar refusing to condemn CCPO Lahore with former CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif who has built the impression of acting quickly
WTH IS THIS? is he our CM? shame on him for defending the ccpo
Thats the key diff between him and Shabaz Sharif
SS used to take action ans steps to improve not to cover or protect some govt official
#RemoveCCPOLahore #PublicHangingOfRapists https://t.co/WOgVA725kj
— Samia (@samia_zayan) September 10, 2020
There were also those who questioned the reason why Usman Buzdar was beholden to CCPO Lahore and wouldn’t condemn something as obviously a disgusting statement as this
They could not really figure out the reason behind the CM supporting the CCPO.
Buzdar's answer to everything is "Hum committee bana rahay hain". This man can't even think on his own for a minute and talk, unless he's fed something in advance. Disgusting! Wonder why he's been so hell-bent on protecting this CCPO, both now and before https://t.co/n1SxEVQoku
— Ifrah Maskan (@ifrahmaskan) September 10, 2020
The Chief Minister should have voiced his opinion on the matter. Most importantly, he should have condemned and criticized the stance of the CCPO Lahore and if not immediately, an inquiry should have been planned to ensure that other people in the law enforcement agencies don’t end up blaming the victim for things they can not even control.
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