Lahore’s Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Mohammad Umar Sheikh, mentioned: “I apologise to my sister who was subjected to the gang-rape, as well as my sisters, brothers, and all strata of the society.” Geo News/by way of The NewsLAHORE: The metropolis’s high cop on Monday issued a public apology for his seemingly insensitive assertion — whereby he engaged in victim-blaming — in a motorway gang-rape case that has shook all the nation and sparked protests throughout Pakistan.”I neither had any ill-intention nor did I imply anything wrong,” Lahore’s Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Mohammad Umar Sheikh, mentioned in a public apology issued after a gathering with Punjab Governor Mohammad Sarwar. “I apologise if my statement has hurt or offended anyone,” the town’s high cop mentioned. “I apologise to my sister who was subjected to the gang-rape, as well as my sisters, brothers, and all strata of the society.”‘No approach the sufferer could be blamed’CCPO Sheikh had earlier blamed the survivor of the Sept 9 gang-rape incident for selecting the route she drove by, saying she ought to have checked her petrol tank earlier than getting on the mentioned route. His feedback causes furor throughout the nation, with many demanding he be fired and questioning how anybody might belief such males to deal with delicate circumstances of sexual violence.”I am surprised that a mother of three, a lone driver […] after leaving Defence should have taken the straight route from GT Road — a generally well-populated area,” he had mentioned.The inspector-general (IG) of police for Punjab, Inam Ghani, had on the weekend refused to defend Sheikh;s victim-blaming feedback, stressing that in “no way the victim can be blamed for the horrific event”.”The guard cannot tell the owner of the house to protect their belongings themselves,” Ghani had mentioned.’Unneeded controversy’ of CCPO’s feedbackPunjab Law Minister Raja Basharat, too, had termed the CCPO’s assertion “inappropriate”, sustaining that neither authorised nor agreed with regardless of the CCPO had mentioned earlier.While the federal authorities had conveyed its objections to the Lahore CCPO, Planning Minister Asad Umar and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior, Shahzad Akbar each defended the cop, with the latter saying he noticed “an unneeded controversy was created out of the CCPO’s earlier statement”.”I have spoken to him about it, he will tell you himself what he meant by it,” Akbar had mentioned. He additionally defined that the cop was “conveyed objections of [the federal government] on his remarks yesterday”.”It is [the] responsibility of all govt functionaries esp police to ensure safety for all,” the adviser had mentioned on Twitter.Comments have been ‘inappropriate’Umar, however, had mentioned Sheikh didn’t say “anything illegal”.”What action should we take against the CCPO? That he did not make a good statement?” he had requested, over requires the CCPO’s removing.A written rationalization had been sought from the CCPO, with a warning issued to him “against making such remarks in the future”, Akbar had mentioned, including that the police officer’s feedback have been “inappropriate” and that Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had sought a written rationalization from him.Earlier immediately, the Lahore High Court additionally took up the matter, saying all the federal Cabinet ought to apologise for Sheikh’s ‘victim-blaming’ feedback.The metropolis’s high court docket in a seething assertion Monday requested: “What kind of investigation is this where the CCPO is saying the victim is wrong? ‘Strict action to reassure this nation’s daughters'”A whole lot of ministers issued distasteful statements,” LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan said, wondering if it was “an investigation or a drama”.”What motion has been taken on the CCPO’s feedback,” he asked, to which the government’s lawyer said the matter was “being investigated”.”Are you saying the CCPO’s feedback are being investigated,” the judge asked, to which the lawyer responded: “No, all the matter.””There ought to have been strict motion to reassure this nation’s daughters,” Justice Khan said, adding that everyone involved should be called to the court.