Spokesman says Yasir Javed is an imposter and is not even from Faisalabad, as claimed in his resignation letter.
No police officer has resigned from his post in Faisalabad and joined the anti-government protests in Islamabad, according to a spokesman for the Punjab police.
On Tuesday, local media reported that sub-inspector Yasir Javed had resigned from his post to join cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in its anti-government rally in Islamabad. However, Punjab police spokesman Nayab Hussain said they had no record of anyone by name. “As per our record, Yasir Javed was never part of Punjab police as a sub inspector,” he said. “We don’t have any sub inspector by that name at any police station in Faisalabad,” he added.
According to Hussain, Javed was also wearing a fake police uniform. “He was claiming to be a member of the Punjab police but was wearing the badge of the Elite Force on his uniform,” he said. “No policeman has been issued belt number 861 in Faisalabad [as claimed by Javed],” he added.
The police spokesman said Javed was originally from Khanewal and had blatantly lied about being a member of the police. “Of 22,000 Punjab police officers currently in Islamabad, two are named Yasir and both were still at their designated deployment,” he said.
There has been no comment from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf or Javed about the Punjab police’s clarification.