Lahore CCPO Umer Sheikh apologises over his controversial statement

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Lahore CCPO Umar Sheikh on Monday apologises over his controversial statement on the Lahore Motorway gang-rape incident.

In a statement, the CCPO said that he apologises from brothers, sisters and the society if his statement hurts anyone.

Hearing a miscellaneous petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N’s) leader Muhammad Malik Ahmed, demanding the removal of Lahore CCPO Umar Sheikh, Justice Khan remarked that had the cabinet apologised for the CCPO’s remarks, the women of this nation would have felt safe.

“Instead, the Punjab government’s ministers started defending the CCPO,” remarked the judge, adding, “The CCPO seems to be an officer of the Lahore ministers.”

The petition, filed on September 12, contented that “the citizens of Pakistan, especially women, residing in Lahore, are worried and afraid of the CCPO considering his competency, intentions, and deep-rooted misogyny which he has shamelessly demonstrated on national media and has refused to apologise for”.