Justice or bust: (Pakistan’s) KP police take a stand with threat of mass resignation


PESHAWAR: In a shocking development, a memo circulated by the so-called special branch of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has revealed that over 100,000 junior ranks are considering resigning en masse if the recent attack on the mosque wasn’t not properly investigated.

The memo, which has been widely shared on social media, is based on WhatsApp messages sent by a group named “All KPK Police Junior Ranks.”

The memo calls for an impartial joint investigation team to find and punish the perpetrators of the attack, which claimed the lives of over 100 people, mostly police officers.

The junior ranks have united in their demand for justice and have warned that if their demands are not met, they will “have to collect our dead every day.”

Peshawar, home to about two million people, is located in the northwestern province, just 55 kilometres east of the Afghanistan border crossing of Torkham along the Khyber Pass. Throughout its history, the city has played a major role in linking central Asia, India and beyond.__Pakistan Today