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COAS praises courageous ASP for saving woman from charged mob

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

RAWALPINDI Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir has lauded Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Syeda Shehrbano Naqvi for her selfless devotion to duty and professionalism in defusing a volatile situation in Lahore.

ASP Shehrbano met the COAS at the General Headquarters here on Wednesday. The fearless officer extricated a woman from the difficult milieu of Ichra Bazaar in Lahore on Monday. The COAS acknowledged the vital role Pakistani women are playing in all walks of life. Since independence, Pakistani women have distinguished themselves at home and abroad, by virtue of their talent, tenacity and commitment.

The COAS highlighted that women are an invaluable part of Pakistan’s society and their respect is enshrined in our religion as well as our social ethos. General Asim Munir also underscored the importance of social harmony and the need for nationwide consensus on curbing intolerance.

He emphasized upon the rule of law and advised against taking the law in one’s hands when legal avenues are available for addressing concerns and grievances. Noting that arbitrary actions on the basis of heresy undermine the outlook of society, the COAS underlined Islam’s eternal message of kindness and benevolence.

He also appreciated the sacrifices rendered by the law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety and security of citizens of Pakistan.